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A voice for young people in the UK parliament

For the last five years, I have acted as secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Art, Craft, and Design in Education on behalf of NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art and Design). I had gone to visit my own Member of Parliament, Sharon Hodgson, in 2012 and shared concerns about the government educational policies which were treatening the status of the Arts in English schools. With Sharon's help and support, we set up the APPG and we have 3/4 meetings every year in the Houses of Parliament.