A MEMBER of Barnsley's Youth Council has been chosen as the youngest delegate to represent the UK at this year's G7 Youth Summit.

 

The G7 is a forum for the seven most advanced economies in the world to meet and discuss issues that affect them.

 

Each country that takes part in the G7 selects three or four young people as delegates to come together to hold a public consultation and the findings will be submitted to the G7 Presidency.

 

Dominic has been on the Barnsley Youth Council since 2015 and has also serves as a member of Youth Parliament, and Sheffield City Region Youth Combined Authority member.

 

He said: “The whole process is incredibly exciting, and I’m most excited about being able to represent the young people of the UK on an international stage. I want to be able to use my position to make a difference and really amplify the voices of young people.

 

This role is my first experience of international representation and I’m eager to make a difference. It’s a real life-defining moment, and I aim to give and take as much as possible from the process.”

 

Coun Margaret Bruff, cabinet spokesperson for children, said: “It’s fantastic news that Dominic, one of our Youth Councillors, has been chosen as a delegate for this year’s Y7 summit.

 

I’d like to congratulate Dominic on such a brilliant achievement – it’s a great opportunity to get to represent both young people and our borough on the world stage.”