Mosaic arranged for 30 budding politicians from Stepney Green College, Skinners Academy and Creast Academy to attend Evening with the Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary held at the House of Commons.
The event was part of Mosaic’s involvement with The Patchwork Foundation; a politically neutral organisation that aims to promote and encourage the positive integration of deprived and minority communities into British political society
Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP: “I had a great time meeting with so many inspiring young people from the Patchwork Foundation and Mosaic. They are doing great work to inspire young people from all communities to engage in the political process. In the Labour Party, we believe that young people’s voices should be heard more strongly in our democracy – and that’s why we want to reduce the voting age to 16.”
Mosaic’s National Director, and member of the National Advisory Board for Patchwork, Jonathan Freeman added: “The students from the three schools participating in our secondary school mentoring programme really enjoyed the opportunity to quiz at first-hand such a prominent politician. Direct engagement with the political process, which seems so remote and irrelevant to so many, provides a powerful model by which to help young people such as these to see how important it is to understand and participate.”