Hampshire’s youth MPs scoop two awards

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HAMPSHIRE’S Members of Youth Parliament are celebrating after a current and a previous young MP received awards from the British Youth Council.

Sam Longmore, 16, achieved a Youth Voice award for the work he has carried out since taking office in March. The award recognises hard work carried out by Youth Parliament representatives in their communities.

In order to qualify, Sam had to undertake a minimum of 10 hours of relevant activities and complete a log book detailing his work and achievements.

Benjamin Farnes, 18, who is no longer a member of the Youth Parliament, received a Youth On Board award.

This youth-led award scheme rewards innovative and exciting youth participation.

Benjamin’s award was presented under the Making a Difference category, which marks the achievements made by a young individual through running an organisation or project.

He was recognised for his work as youth governor for Hampshire NHS Trust.