Young Councilor: Abi Moore, who will become Barnsley’s youngest Councilor! Image Shaun Colborn PD091916

IF ABI Moore becomes a Dearne South councilor in May, she will be the youngest person in the job, but she won’t let her age stop her from doing the right thing.

The 20-year-old from Bolton-upon-Dearne has lived in the area all her life and is preparing to be Labor’s candidate in the Dearne South district.

The youngest councilor in office is currently Jake Lodge County, which represents Worsbrough Borough, but Abi could become the youngest by far in May.

She told the Chronicle: “I grew up in Dearne and my family has been it since the 1950s.

“My grandparents are quite political and that is what was discussed when we were having dinner.

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“I would say that is what really inspired me to make a difference in my community.

“We’ve had 13 years of Tory rule, that’s most of my life and I’ve seen firsthand the impact it’s had.

“Making a difference is something that I feel is really important.”

Abi is currently in her first year studying politics and sociology at the University of Sheffield, but feels she will still be able to put residents first if she is elected.

“Many other councilors have a second job,” he said.

“The university is quite flexible and I am good at managing my time efficiently.”

He also hopes to attract more young people into politics, and one of his main goals is to improve the environment.

“I have been to some local schools to talk about the importance of voting,” he added.

“We need to involve more young people in politics.

“For me personally, I want to look at the environment.

“I went to pick up trash recently and I could see the large number of rollovers.

“I want our streets to be cleaner and greener; We should be proud of where we live.”

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