Congratulations to Sholing Technology College pupil Shanté Jackson on her election as the Youth MP for Southampton. This is a fantastic achievement and I am sure Shanté will do a fantastic job of representing young people across the city.

As the Youth MP, Shanté will join with young people from across the country as part of the UK Youth Parliament and once a year they are given the opportunity to debate in the House of Commons Chamber.

I wish her every success and I look forward to working with Shanté on issues important to young people in Southampton.