Greens’ leader Natalie Bennett to talk at youth forum in Bury St Edmunds

Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett.

Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett. - Credit: Andrew Partridge

Young people in Bury St Edmunds will have the chance to put the leader of a national political party on the spot next year.

Green Party leader in England and Wales, Natalie Bennett, will be taking questions at the town’s Youth Forum.

She agreed to talk to the forum after being invited by the town’s Youth Parliament member (MYP) Toby Jefferey.

Mr Jeffery, who founded the forum for 11-18 year olds, in September, said: “This meeting is extremely significant.

“The fact that a main party leader wishes to address our forum shows the importance of youth voice in our town.

“It will be an extremely valuable evening for our members, and I look forward to hearing what Natalie Bennett has to say to them.”

Ms Bennett will be guest speaker on March 4 next year, and follows a list of high-profile speakers including Norman Tebbit, former Tory cabinet minister, and a specially-recorded message from finance expert Martin Lewis.

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Ms Bennett, who has been party leader since September 2012, will speak at the Southgate Community Centre on Caie Walk. Those interested in attending are invited to register when the online link is open in early 2015. More information will be available at