Youth Parliament results: North West Norfolk

19:10 14 March 2012

Jess Barnard, elected to represent the North West Norfolk constituency. Photo: Bill Smith

Jess Barnard, elected to represent the North West Norfolk constituency. Photo: Bill Smith

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Today nine college and school pupils began their work as Members of Youth Parliament (MYP).

North West Norfolk MYP is Jessica Barnard, 16, from King Edward VII High School.

Manifesto: “Most young people are still in full-time education until age 18 therefore it is unfair to ask them to pay the same price a working adult would. Child rates should be increased up to age 18 for things such as bus/train travel, and entertainment such as cinema tickets and gym memberships. I would also do my best to spread the word and encourage other people to speak out about the unfair attitude the government are taking towards the youth. I would particularly like to have a chance to approach Norfolk County Council about their plans to build an incinerator in King’s Lynn, ignoring the democratic society we believe in.”


  • Jessica's final sentence should make Cllr Derrick Murphy feel completely ashamed.

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    John Martin

    Friday, March 16, 2012

  • I found it quite interesting that the EDP24 have not allowed comments relating to the Police reply to the incinerator. They asked what does all the values of significant mean. Little or no! The police authority scrutinised IBA and the significance. NCC and Tory Wheelabrator mean the folk of Norfolk are of NO significance. Talk of Snettisham incinerator is back on the burner again! The toxic ash will be stockpiled there. Cory Wheelabrator have identified other sites and other sites in Norfolk for incinerators and now doupt will be mentioned if Kings Lynn burner gets built.

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    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • I have woken up to the fact that the public have had the wool pulled over their eyes for many years. We have had many a cruel trick played on us by spin doctors at County Hall. The last dirty trick played was the invitation for all parish councils to comment on the planning application concerning the incinerator. At the same time they were asked to submit comments on both the incinerator plans and the county’s longer-term waste and minerals strategy. Hay presto you have won an incinerator at Snetterton. Ok Parish Councils let NCC down big style but NCC seems to be run like a dictatorship what the heck, ignore them. Similar to the KLWNBC legal referendum. If the results were in support of incineration NCC would put a logo on the 85 metre chimney stack at the gateway to Norfolk, “We listened”. When the dust and smoke settles when Norfolk is incinerator free zone, the political map will be much different. Lesson on how to commit political suicide. NCC must realise the younger generation are involved as much as adults especially if you live in west Norfolk. The poll tax in Scotland decimated the Tory vote to oblivion. Voter apathy turned into keep the Tories out because they do not listen. So much for localism.

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    Tash Bradbury

    Saturday, March 17, 2012

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