Bus vote for MYP

Boston Pride Awards presentation evening at Boston College.
Boston Pride Awards presentation evening at Boston College.

A BOSTON High School student has joined the ranks of David Cameron and Ed Miliband after debating important issues at the House of Commons.

Shannon Holland-Houghton, who is a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Lincolnshire, joined other members to discuss issues including tuition fees, public transport, bullying, child poverty and the environment.

The group also voted on a motion to make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.

The 17-year-old said she was happy it was debated. She added: “I wanted to represent Boston. As a rural area, I felt this was important to tackle.”

The debates were screened live on the BBC Parliament channel throughout the afternoon on November 4.

It is the second time Shannon, who was awarded a Boston Standard Pride Award earlier this year for her work on the youth parliament, has debated in the Houses of Parliament.