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Jon Ashworth will be visiting the University of Leicester Students’ Union on Friday 15 February to give students an opportunity to meet their local MP and talk to him about issues that matter to them.
As part of his Parliamentary duties, Jon Ashworth regularly holds weekly advice sessions around the Constituency and in his city centre office. These advice sessions allow constituents to raise all manner of concerns with him, be they issues relating to local housing and benefits or lobbying on major national policy issues.
This visit will be the first advice session held at the University Student’s Union, and will give young people the opportunity to directly engage in politics.
Speaking before the event, Jon said:
“Young people are often accused of not taking an interest in current and topical affairs, and I don’t think that’s a fair accusation. I regularly get young people, students and pupils contacting me about issues that matter to them, and last month I visited Madani High School to discuss lowering the voting age to 16 with pupils at that school.”
“Young people clearly are interested in political issues, and campaigns on student fees, Educational Maintenance Allowance, and the growing youth unemployment problem demonstrate this. This advice session will give me the opportunity to talk to students, and I’m looking forward to hearing what matters to them.”
The advice session will take place on Friday 15 February 2013 in The Square, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester between 12.30pm and 2.00pm.
Trevor Page, Chief Executive of the University of Leicester Students’ Union, commented:
“We are really excited that Jon has decided to hold an advice session here at the Students’ Union. It’s important that their local MP can hear their concerns directly and is able to help them.”