UKs Youngest MP Just Gave Her First Speech in Parliament, And It's A Cracker

Mhairi Black, the youngest person to be elected to parliament since at least the 19th century, used a barnstorming first speech in the House of Commons to mount a withering attack on the chancellor for cutting housing benefit to young people and to call for Labour to join the Scottish National party in mounting an effective opposition to the Tories. To laughter in the Commons, Black declared that she was the only 20-year-old in the country whom George Osborne was helping with her housing bill. “My housing [in London] is subsidised by the state … but in this budget the chancellor abolished any housing benefit for anyone under the age of 21,” she said. “We are now in the ridiculous situation whereby, because I am an MP, not only am I the youngest, but I am also the only 20-year-old in... read more
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UKs Youngest MP Just Gave Her First Speech in Parliament, And It's A Cracker