Ann Coffey

Monthly Archives: June 2019


Stockport Express Column June 2019

June 2019

I love the energy and passion that young people bring to political discussion. It is always a tonic to hear their ideas and enthusiasm.

I recently met three local young people who are Stockport’s representatives in the UK Youth Parliament, which is made up of 11-18 year olds from all over the country.

Members of the Youth Parliament are elected locally and they campaign to bring about social change and to be the voice of young people locally.

Faith Oliver, aged 15 and Alex Davies, 16, who are at Stockport School, are two of Stockport’s representatives in the Youth Parliament. I met them recently and they outlined to me their chosen campaign on mental health, which is an issue that worries many young people.

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Stockport Express Column May 2019

29th May 2019

I recently met some Stockport business leaders who talked about their frustrations over the confusion and uncertainty around Brexit.

They represented a spread of businesses from services to manufacturing and they were all worried about the knock-on effect on local jobs, investment and business.

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