Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, met with 50 inspirational future leaders from around the world as part of the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect programme.
Future Leaders Connect is the British Council’s programme that brings together the next generation of leaders from around the world. Participants were selected from over 15,500 applicants across 16 countries. As well as meeting political and policy leaders in Westminster, they took part in a leadership programme to build their skills and links with the UK and one another.
Gwynne met with the Future Leaders to discuss issues ranging from shared responses to climate change, new technologies, migration, healthcare and education.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“It was fantastic to meet so many bright young people from around the world, all with interesting and innovative ideas to make the world a better place.
“This scheme is a great way for Britain to maintain our strong role on the world stage.
“I would love to see some of my constituents taking part in the programme next week, and would urge anyone aged 18-35 who has a policy vision to apply.”
Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council, said:
“We aim to build a long-term, international community of leaders whose global visions and values will help address the world’s biggest challenges.
“Through Future Leaders Connect, emerging leaders will benefit from some of the UK’s best expertise and collaborate with counterparts from all over the world, on their respective journeys to making the world a better, safer more prosperous place.”