There should be children and teenagers in government

  • Do you think children and adults have different opinions on things?
  • Is it important that politicians represent every different view point? Why do you think this is?
  • What issues affect children more than adults?
  • Is it enough if politicians are parents? Can they speak for their children?
  • Do children and teenagers have enough experience and maturity to be in government?
  • Do adults understand what children want and need?
  • How would it affect a child’s life to be a politician?

FACT: Mhairi Black, the newly elected Scottish National Party Member of Parliament is 20 years old. She is the youngest MP since 1667!!!

FACT: Under-18s make up roughly 1/5 of the UK population

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