Jo recently took questions from young Scots at a British Youth Council Summer Convention debate.
Jo and fellow panellists at the BYC summer convention debate
Along with three other local cross-party MPs and MSPs, Jo fielded questions from a lively audience of around 75 young people from local youth councils and groups, as well as Scottish Youth Parliament members.
During the session in Glasgow, questions were asked about the recent riots in London and other cities across the UK and marriage equality, as well as young people’s participation in politics and youth unemployment.
Commenting, Jo said:
“I was delighted to take part in the BYC’s Summer Convention debate, which was a fantastic opportunity to hear about the issues affecting young people from across Scotland. Having previously campaigned for votes at 16, I am a passionate supporter of the younger generation’s voice in politics.
“Many young people at the debate raised the difficulties of finding work. While I am pleased that the UK Government has committed to creating 100,000 work experience placements across the whole country over the next two years, tackling youth unemployment must remain a top priority during these difficult economic times.”
For more information on the British Youth Council and how to get involved, visitwww.byc.org.uk