The UK faces a serious challenge to the health of its democracy due to the low political engagement of young people who find UK politics remote, irrelevant, confusing and difficult to influence. That means that an important voice is being missed in the key political debates of our time.
The solution is political education. Model Westminster works to improve the political engagement of young people. We are a non-partisan, volunteer-run educational enterprise, dedicated to breaking down the barriers between young people and politics and engaging the next generation of British citizens in the democratic process.
We do this by running events on topical political areas, which include talks, games, debates and group work, designed to demystify politics and policy making. Our goal is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand and influence British politics and policy making. Our fun and interactive events also provide an opportunity for young people to develop skills in critical thinking, debating, presentation and group work.
We are sponsored by Sir Vince Cable, Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and have endorsements from a number of MPs
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“Model Westminster was an innovative and knowledge expanding event which allowed me to explore and develop my political debating skills and my drive for political matters!” – Programme Participant, Abigail Heywood