Mike’s statement on the Kent Youth Commissioner

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When you take the innovative and progressive step that the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has taken in appointing a new Youth Commissioner, Paris Brown, it is unfortunate that the media seems to want to destroy her before she even starts.

All the comments that have been made by Paris were made at a much younger age and before she was appointed.

I can think of things that Politicians have said in their past that they perhaps would now choose to regret.

Paris was selected from a staggeringly competitive choice of candidates, by her peers,  she is quite frankly, a normal teenager and should be given the chance to prove herself in her new role.

Some may argue that a more rigorous vetting process should be in place to prevent these kind of strong and possibly over the top attacks by tabloid newspapers. We should after all  remember that Paris is a young person who put herself forward for this position so that she could work hard for her peers all across Kent.

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