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Mrs C Little, and Jack McCann, Member of the UK Youth Parliament, receive a UKYP Democracy Award at Stormont - View Full Size Image
Mrs C Little, and Jack McCann, Member of the UK Youth Parliament, receive a UKYP Democracy Award at Stormont
Jack McCann, Member of the UK Youth Parliament, with the UK Youth Parliament Bronze Democracy Award  - View Full Size Image
Jack McCann, Member of the UK Youth Parliament, with the UK Youth Parliament Bronze Democracy Award
27/06/2013 LORETO COLLEGE REPRESENTED AT UK YOUTH PARLIAMENT CELEBRATION

Loreto College Coleraine was represented at the first UK Youth Parliament Election Celebration, held at Stormont on the evening of 26th June 2013.

In 2013, the UK Youth Parliament held democratic elections in Northern Ireland for the first time, with candidates standing in the same constituencies contested by MPs and MLAs. Jack McCann, a Year 14 student at Loreto College, became the first elected Member of the Youth Parliament for the East Londonderry constituency. Jack already has a distinguished record in both the UK Youth Parliamenet and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, having taken a leading role in both in recent years, representing young people on the UK’s first Youth Select Committee, on the Youth Forum in NI investigating transport, and as a lead speaker in the annual UKYP House of Commons Debate in Westminster.

At the Stormont reception, Loreto College was one of some fifteen schools across Northern Ireland to be presented with a UK Youth Parliament Schools’ Democracy Award at Bronze level, in recognition of the interest shown by Loreto students in voting in the UKYP elections. The award was received on behalf of Loreto College by Mrs Caragh Little, Head of English, who commented that Jack had shown tremendous commitment to his election campaign and brought real passion and conviction to all his political activities.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to Jack for his success in the UKYP election, and wished him every success and fulfillment in representing the young people in his constituency throughout the year ahead.