Britain’s youngest MP – level 2

25-07-2023 07:00

At 25 years old, Keir Mather, a Labour Party member, won the Selby and Ainsty by-election, and he became the youngest MP in the House of Commons.

Mather grew up near Selby and he was always very active in politics. He set up a Labour group for young people. After studying history and politics at Oxford University, he worked as a researcher and adviser. Mather loves speaking and he supports Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league team. He sees unity in sports and wants to represent his community.

Mather’s mother is confident in his political future, and she says that her son could even become Prime Minister one day. Party leaders say that he has potential and understanding for the problems of his generation.

Difficult words: by-election (voting a person for the House of Commons between general elections), unity (feeling or being together as one), potential (the possibility of doing something in the future).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What issues does Mather feel most strongly about, and how will he use his platform as an MP to address them?


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