Tomorrow’s Leaders Tonight
We’ve heard enough from the politicians of today. Let’s hear from the next generation.
This event is a panel discussion between the leaders of the youth wings of Northern Ireland’s political parties. We’ll examine how the next generation of MLAs feel about the big issues of today, from Covid-19 to the Brain Drain to Brexit, and discover the solutions they can offer which their predecessors can’t. Hosted by The Scoop, the news service at Queen’s Radio, this event will be streamed live and you are welcome to pose your questions to the leaders of tomorrow.
Stuart Hughes, Chair, Young Unionists Stuart is chair of the youth wing of the Ulster Unionist Party. He also serves as a councillor on Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council representing the Lisburn North DEA. Outside of politics Stuart works in Business Valuations for a global professional services firm as well as being an avid follower of Linfield and Ulster Rugby.
Sarah Laverty, Chair, Young Greens NI After joining the Green Party NI in 2016, Sarah revived the dormant Young Greens in 2020. She’s been involved in feminist and green activism for a number of years and works as a campaigner in Northern Ireland’s student movement. She’s used lockdown three to reform her reputation as a terrible gardener.
Caoimhín McCann, Cathaoirleach Náisiúnta, Ógra Shinn Féin Caoimhín is a republican activist from Lagmore in West Belfast. He currently serves as Chair of Sinn Féin’s all-Ireland youth wing. He is 21 and studies politics at Queen’s University. He plays football for a local team in Belfast.
Grant Warren, Member, Queen’s Democratic Unionist Association Grant is a member of Queen’s Democratic Unionist Association and has been a party member since 2019. He has previously worked as a constituency caseworker for Education Minister Peter Weir. Grant is active in the Queen’s community as a member of the Literific Debating Society and has a keen interest in all things French.
Hannah Irwin, Chair, Alliance Youth Hannah joined the Alliance Party in 2017 and was elected Chair of Alliance Youth in 2019. After a stint in financial services, she began working for the Alliance Party last year. When not living in a lockdown, Hannah enjoys travel and socialising, but has spent the last year socialising with her pets and supporting Liverpool football throughout their various ups and downs!
Adam Gannon, Chair, SDLP Youth Adam is Chair of SDLP Youth and also sits on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, representing the Erne West DEA and is the SDLP Spokesperson on rural healthcare. In addition to this Adam is a Science teacher and is player/manager of his football club’s reserve side.