Neena Gill MEP visits the college

Youngsters had their chance to put their questions to Neena Gill MEP when she visited City of Wolverhampton College.

The Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands visited A Level students on Friday October 16 to speak about the EU referendum, giving 16-17 year olds the right to vote and the benefits of staying in the EU.

Over 50 students attended the talk and had the opportunity to ask Ms Gill about her career and the workings of the European Union in a question and answer session following her presentation.

Neena Gill MEP said: “It’s fantastic to visit the college and engage young people with politics through debates about what EU membership means for our region and our country. I have campaigned for 16 and 17 year olds to have the vote in the upcoming referendum and will to continue to apply pressure for this – their voices need to be heard.”

Mark Robertson, principal of the college, said: “We are very grateful to Neena for giving up her time to come in and talk to our students and give them an insight into the work of an MEP, and enjoyed hearing her thoughts about the opportunities for young people to be involved in politics and to be able shape the future.”

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