Thursday 29th April, 2021
Member for Glass House Andrew Powell was excited to meet the new 2021 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament Member for Glass House, Connor Keogh, earlier this week.
“Connor is currently in grade ten at Matthew Flinders Anglican College and is currently hoping to undertake further studies in England once he graduates” said Mr Powell.
In addition to his role as the new Youth Member for the seat of Glass House, Connor is also a Member of the Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
Queensland Youth Parliament selects more than 90 young people aged 15 to 25 each year to discuss the issues facing young people and develop legislation that they will debate later in the year.
“Just like the previous Youth Members for Glass House Holly Baxter, Jack McSweeny and Ariana Doolan, Connor is intelligent, focused and keen to change the world.”
“But Connor has embarked on this adventure at an even younger age than previous Youth Members, which makes his passion for politics even more impressive!”
“I do hope to one day become a Member of Parliament, maybe in the United Kingdom, it’s a goal I’m actively striving toward and I thought that applying to Youth Parliament would help me learn more about how this kind of role works,” said Connor.
“These types of opportunities are so important for our young people. I love how it encourages them to get involved and learn more about government and how they can initiate change in the real world,” said Andrew.
“I plan on meeting with Connor throughout the year and he’s keen to shadow me around the electorate and in Parliament to get a firsthand experience of what it means to be an MP.”
“He may also pop up at the local show circuit, so come and say hello at my stall at the Maleny or Woodford Show!”
“Over the past few years, I’ve really appreciated being able to get a young person’s insight on issues that matter to them and look forward to continuing to have similar conversations with Connor,” concluded Mr Powell.