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YOUTH campaigner Emily Montague met the Deputy Prime Minister to talk about the effect that domestic abuse has on younger people.

Emily Montague, 20, of Hudson Road, Southsea, is an ambassador for the NSPCC.

She – along with 15 others – got the chance to meet MP Nick Clegg and Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne at a youth centre in Westminster.

They were there to discuss the government’s change in the definition of domestic abuse, which has been widened to include 16 to 18-year-olds and includes different forms of non-violent and coercive behaviour.

Emily, who is a second-year radiography student at the University of Portsmouth, said: ‘We had a good day and got to shake hands with Nick Clegg.

‘We also told him how we thought the age being lowered was good, but that it should be lower still.

‘He was very honest and said it would be something they would have to look into.

‘He was really nice and seemed to respect what we had to say.’