A student at Barrow Sixth Form College – a partner of Choose South Cumbria – has been selected to spend the day in the life of an MP as part of International Women’s Day.
Isadora Lynch, 16, will shadow Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock in Parliament on Tuesday, March 8 and tour No. 10 Downing Street.
The A-level student, who is studying Government and Politics, said: “It’s an exciting opportunity to get to see Parliament live in action. It will be good to meet the women who work in politics, which is still a male-dominated area, because it might be good to be one of those women one day.”
Isadora will watch the Women and Equalities Select Committee and take part in a panel debate with prominent women from across the political parties and the House of Lords as part of a national initiative sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group.
She is also hoping to meet former Barrow Sixth Form College student Cat Smith who is now the Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood.
“It’s quite inspiring because, being here at Sixth Form, I am following the same path,” added Isadora. “Cat has shown that people can go on from here to do great things, not just people from Oxford and Cambridge universities.”
John Woodcock MP said he was looking forward to giving Isadora a glimpse of how politics works in Westminster.
“It is so important to inspire young people, especially young women, to get involved in politics so they can make their voices heard and influence the key decisions that will affect their lives,” he added.
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