Mr Michael HOPE, United Kingdom, Chair, British Youth Council/UK Youth Parliament, Youth Select Committee
As the Chair of the British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee, Michael has had an extensive role engaging with young people and tackling the issue of youth political engagement. Michael represents Scotland in the Committee, and has worked with the remaining members of the Committee from across the UK in retrieving written and oral evidence from youth groups, academics and members of the UK Parliament, among others, in order to gain the broadest range of evidence regarding young people and politics. He is currently studying history at university, and has played an extensive role in Better Together – the campaign to keep Scotland within the United Kingdom. In addition to this, his role as an Ambassador for Model Westminster and the Holocaust Educational Trust, as well as his former duties when at secondary school, mean Michael is experienced in presenting an argument for a case, and seeks to work together to solve issues.