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YOUNG politicians have joined forces with their African counterparts in a twinning project.

Members of the East Hampshire Youth Council have forged links with young people in Uganda.

They voted unanimously to twin with the Sironko Town Youth Council after hearing a talk at the annual Youth Council meeting by a group who had visited Uganda last year.

The trip received some funding from East Hampshire Youth Council’s Money Pot scheme, which provides small grants to youth groups and projects.

Another group given Money Pot funds was from Horndean Technology College. They delivered a presentation on how they had used their grant to promote energy efficiency across the school.

The meeting saw the election of a new chairman, Harriet Granville-Jones, a deputy chairman, Lauren Coombes, and a public relations officer, newcomer, Edward Ashdown, after a presentation and speeches.

Lara Nolan, coordinator of the Youth Council, said: ‘It’s great to see new people joining the team now some of our older youth councillors are at college. I am proud of the commitment they have shown in the last four years and I have very much enjoyed seeing them grow and develop into young adults. They have built the foundations of what the Youth Council is today.’ To join the Youth Council or apply for a Money Pot grant call 01730 234186 or email