Wigan and Leigh Archives Online


'The MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) we've elected go down to London and in 1922 they elected two children from each school to go to London as well'

Youth Cabinet, 2022

Youth Cabinet saw comparisons between their lives and the lives of young people in 1922. The schools in Leigh held a ballot to pick two children to go on the London trip. Today Youth Cabinet get involved with democratic projects such as 'Make Your Mark', 'Vote 16' and electing Youth Parliament Members.


'Class disparity!'

Youth Cabinet, 2022

In 1922, only young people in the top class could be elected to go to London, Youth Cabinet did not approve of this.