A WIRRAL teenager is making his mark on the political world after becoming one of the youngest parliamentary campaign managers in the history of modern politics.
Seventeen-year-old Warren Ward, from New Ferry, has been appointed as campaign manager and agent for Fylde Labour party in the lead up to the General Election.
Warren – who is Labour’s youth office for Wirral South and works closely with MP Alison McGovern – will give a fresh approach to political campaigning.
At the age of 14, he successfully led a campaign to save his local youth services from council cuts to Wirral Council’s budget and most recently, Warren was invited to deliver a keynote speech at Unite’s CYWU National Conference in London.
““At a time when engaging young people in politics is on the political agenda, this is a massive step forward to empowering young people, giving us a voice in politics,” said Warren.
“The Labour Party is committed to supporting young people, from our commitment to make sure that every young person is in a job or training to giving 16 and 17 year olds the democratic right to vote.”
Warren, who has just finished a 12 month apprenticeship within Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy’s Office, will be playing a key role in two parliamentary campaigns – one being Fylde with Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate Jed Sullivan and two being Wirral South, with Shadow Minister for Children and Families Alison McGovern.