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Debate: Generation Devolution

Last year's referendum in Scotland galvanised a nation of younger voters, and put the whole topic of devolution back on the agenda.

Following referendums in Scotland and Wales in 1997, and in Northern Ireland in 1998, the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly were formed, enabling Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to have forms of self-government within the UK. The current generation of young people are the first to have only experienced politics with the three devolved legislatures.

For this event, the British Youth Council will bring together youth parliamentarians from all four nations to talk about their experience of devolution, and their thoughts and ideas for the future, with a chance to open the debate to the audience to ask questions.

The event will be introduced by the Rt. Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and Chaired by Mhairi Black MP.

Presented in partnership with the British Youth Council.

This Festival of Freedoms event aligns with the Parliament Today banner from ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome' exhibition in Westminster Hall.


This event is free of charge, but please book your place.
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