Decisions made by Government and politicians affect people of all ages and young people often have strong views these decisions, that’s why North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) organised a special version of Question Time.
Held at Carre’s Grammar School in Sleaford on 10th November, a selected audience of young people, including eight Lincoln UTC Year 10 students, were invited to pose their questions to the panel.
The event was chaired by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior, who was a joined by a four-strong panel.
NKDC Councillor Lindsey Cawrey, who is a member of the Executive Board with special responsibility for Leisure and Cultural Services, Health and Wellbeing and Development Management (Planning); Sarah Jane Mills, a health care professional; the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones; and Dr. Caroline Johnson, Member of Parliament for Sleaford and North Hykeham made up the panel. They faced a range of questions, spanning issues affecting young people, the community, democracy and voting in general.
With a lively debate taking place, the event certainly achieved its aim of encouraging young people to think about the issues that affect them, while also giving them a chance to develop their communication skills.