A member of Newcastle Youth Parliament is on course for a career in Politics after hearing of her seven A*s and three As at GCSE Level.

Emily who is a pupil at Newcastle High School for Girls in Jesmond plans to take Politics, Economics, History and Maths at A Level while continuing to represent young people in the city through the Youth Parliament.

Emily who is delighted with her GCSE results said: “It only really dawned on me last night that I would be finding out the results for the exams I did way back in June.  It felt surreal when I opened them today. I am so pleased … and relieved!”

Emily was elected as a member of the Youth Parliament in February and will stand for a further two years.  As well as getting to grips with her A Level studies, Emily will be making her first speech in the House of Commons in November.

She said: “As an elected member of the Youth Parliament, I represent 17000 young people in the city, it is my role to find out about their issues and campaign on their behalf.  We have been focusing recently on the rights of 16 and 17 year olds to vote in the EU referendum and also on how mental health services for young people need to be improved.”

Mrs French said: “Emily is an impressive young woman who has taken up so many opportunities both in and out of school.  She is an outstanding debater and was recently a finalist in the international competition of Young Debaters at the Oxford Union. There is no doubt in my mind that she will make her mark on the political landscape.”

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