On Tuesday 26th November 2013 the Birley Ward Labour Party heard a very thought provoking presentation from two members of the East Youth Forum; Daniel Smith and Harley Cooper. Councillor Karen McGowan said “Members were very impressed with these two young people. Whenever I work with these them they never fail to impress me, they are an absolute pleasure to be around and great young ambassadors for the East of the city.” The meeting should have concluded at 9 pm but due to the interesting discussions it didn’t end until 9.50 p.m. Councillor Bryan Lodge said “We had a very interesting discussion on whether the voting age should be reduced to 16 years. Daniel and Harley conducted themselves with professionalism throughout”.
They also put forward a suggestion regarding an information board at the skate board informing the public how it came about and who had been involved. The Birley Ward Councillors are now in the process of taking this suggestion forward.