- Why are you standing for the SYP?
Representing Young People is very important, and an amazing chance to be able to cast their dreams into the real world. Opportunities, in particular, are the most powerful things a person can have. I want to stand for that, and put in the effort to do it for the Young People of this country.
- Why would you be a good MSYP for YMCA Scotland?
I am determined to do what I believe should be done. And what is that? That’s not for me to decide, it’s for the Youth to decide. What opportunities do they seek? How do they feel about the way this country is working with them? Are they happy with the way things are, or do they want change? As a 16-year-old myself, I can connect with the youngest amongst us and hear them. I attend school, clubs, groups, organisations, and many more. Across them all, and further out, I hope to be a gateway for kids and young adults alike to have a louder voice.
- What do you plan to achieve if elected?
I plan to stand for changes where people have wanted change. I plan to listen to those who are talking. I plan to climb for those who are too shy to climb. I am nervous, and I am stressed, but so is everyone else. To break out of that, and to reach higher, I simply hope to speak for those who can’t. And in doing so, if elected, I would give it everything I have.
- If you were Prime Minister/First Minister for the day, what would you do
As a young person, I would be aware of my inability to run the country. My speciality doesn’t involve control, or the decisions on behalf of other people. My role, if elected, would be to protect the voices of those around me. If I was Prime Minister for the day, and only one day, I would ask for nationwide feedback on how everything was going. What people are feeling about their current situation, or what they want to change. Change itself is powerful, as well as innovative. From these answers, which there would be millions, I would ensure that all the time spent reading them as possible would be devoted to it, and from there, some reasonable decisions can be made for the people.