Dani wants young people to have their say in politics

Mark Westley Photography'Student protesting against transport charges for students 'Kettleborrow Close, Ixworth.'Dani Patterson Bonnelykke 17 has launched a online petition against 16-year-olds having to pay transport costs. ANL-150114-202129009
Mark Westley Photography'Student protesting against transport charges for students 'Kettleborrow Close, Ixworth.'Dani Patterson Bonnelykke 17 has launched a online petition against 16-year-olds having to pay transport costs. ANL-150114-202129009
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A teenager from Ixworth wants young people get involved in politics and help decide how the country’s Youth Parliament will be campaigning this year.

Dani Bonnelykke, 17, is a member of the UK Youth Parliament for the Bury St Edmunds constituency along with fellow member Toby Jeffery,.

The Thurston Community College A-level student wants people to be engaged with the Make Your Mark campaign giving young people a voice.

She said: “I don’t think people are aware enough of the Youth Parliament. Through this campaign we can influence things and get our voice heard.

“I think young people are disenfranchised and not engaged much in politics. There should be more taught in school.

Danie made the headlines earlier this year when she made a stand against transport costs for 16-year olds.

This year people are being invited to select which issues they would like the parliament to take up. They can do this on line through the Make a Mark campaign or by contacting Dani on Danibonnelykkedmyp@gmail.com