Standing ovation for Youth Parliament Commons speech

A Co Down student has caused a bit of a stir in the House of Commons with a rousing speech about homelessness. Cormac Savage, 15, was elected to the Youth Parliament in March and was selected to represent Northern Ireland in the House of Commons on Friday on the subject of homelessness.

The topic was selected by more than one million young people when the Youth Parliament was drawing up its priorities for the year. The GCSE student from St Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick, received a standing ovation for his speech, in which he described himself as a feminist.

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