I was honoured to be invited to attend the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament supported by the British Youth Council.
Since selecting Votes at 16 as my Private Members Bill I have been keen to get out to generate support for the Bill and to hear first hand why young people feel so passionately about the issue.
The panel debate was engaging with questions relating to policy, personality politics and the changing role of the media in elections.
I took the time afterwards to ask Members of the Youth Parliament to contact their local MPs to secure support and attendance on 3rd November debate. Within a few hours Jess Phillips MP and Wes Streeting MP tweeted their support.