WHILE the House of Commons is currently home to fierce Brexit debate, the chambers were recently full of possible leaders of tomorrow as the Youth Parliament got into full swing.

At the end of last year, three Wiltshire young people travelled to London for the day to represent their county.

Joel Mutagayika, from East Wiltshire, Maisy Humphreys, of Wiltshire West, and Kerl Smithson, who represents Wiltshire North reported back to the children's select committee at Wiltshire Council about their debate on topics voted by one million young people though the Make Your Mark campaign.

Knife crime, homelessness, the voting age and mental health were all discussed. Joel said: "We met John Bercow, who said that he likes Youth Parliament more than normal because we care more about making a change, we are apolitical. We voted to make knife crime the number one issue we wanted to work on.

“Mental health is also a big thing, it can make a big difference in a young person's life, especially when aged 17 or 18 when they are sitting their A-levels like me.

The teens meet with others in Wiltshire in the newly-named Wiltshire Youth Union.