Hall Cross Academy Students Q&A with Dame Rosie

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07 Apr 2016
Hall Cross Academy invited Dame Rosie Winterton to meet with 6th form students and talk with them about her role as a Member of Parliament and the European Union.

The students are researching the EU as part of their Extend Project Qualification and as part of the Economics A Level.

Rosie says “I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with the students and to listen to what they have to say about our democracy and the upcoming referendum on the European Union.

Whether to leave or remain a member of the EU is one of the most important decisions facing people in the UK and whatever the outcome it will particularly affect the future of young people.  Some of the students I met today will have the opportunity to have a say and vote, but unfortunately, as the Government
decided not to lower the voting age to 16, some will not. 

Having a voice is important, and for me that means that means staying in.  If we leave the EU we will still have to follow the rules but will no longer have a say in making them. Doncaster and South Yorkshire have particularly benefited from being a member of the EU in terms of jobs, investment and job prospects
for young people.

I do believe that we should stay in the EU as I believe it is the best framework for European trade and co-operation in the 21st century.  ”


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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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