Newham Collegiate Sixth Form student speaks in the House of Commons

Saadia Sajid speaking at the House of Commons

Saadia Sajid speaking at the House of Commons - Credit: Archant

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre student Saadia Sajid delivered a speech on the importance of democracy at the House of Commons on Friday afternoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6MdFw-6c-c

The borough’s member of youth parliament had the privilege of speaking from the Despatch Box, which is usually reserved for the leader of the opposition.

The 18-year-old, who studies A-level history, politics and economics, tweeted that it was “an absolute privilege to speak at the Despatch Box today – a moment I’ll never forget”.