The Royal Grammar School
The Royal Grammar School
"Young people are interested in politics; even if they don’t always make it to the ballot box at election time. I was impressed with the quality of entries at last years’ writing competition – and even more so when I met one of the winners who came from my constituency.
Can I invite all my colleagues at Westminster to get in touch with their Secondary Schools and ask them to be part of the Parliamentary Press Gallery writing competition. Young people won’t tell us what they think we the politicians should do if we can’t be bothered to ask them!"
Gisela Stuart MP, Editor, The House Magazine
“This competition is a really innovative way of engaging young people beyond Westminster in our political process and so I’m really pleased that so many people have got involved. Too often young people feel alienated and excluded from politics, and this competition is a great showcase of their wealth of talent.
I was very impressed by the quality of the winning entries, and look forward to reading more ideas in the future about how to make Britain a better place and how to engage young people. I would like to wish everyone the best of luck.”
Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats
"The fact that this competition has stimulated such interest is a sign of how engaged many young people want to be with political discussion and decision-making if given the chance. It´s a great way to encourage a new generation to learn more about Parliament and the political process, and I would like to wish you even greater success in the years to come."
David Cameron MP, Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party
"This competition is a great way for young people to get involved in politics and journalism.
Across the country I meet young people who feel shut out from politics, this competition is a good way for them to get their views heard."
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party
"I am delighted to support the Press Gallery Writing Competition again this year. The House of Commons has made great efforts in recent years to engage with young people and to demonstrate the relevance of what happens in the House to their lives. A healthy democracy requires a healthy media and this in turn requires new and innovative journalists to hold politicians to account and explain often complex issues in a way that relates to the public. This competition is a fantastic way of channelling the interest that young people have in politics and journalism, especially this year as the categories now include broadcast and on-line media."
Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commmons
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