A YOUNG Trafford Tory is proving to be a rising star of the Party after sharing the same stage with the Prime Minister at the Conservative conference in Birmingham.
St Ambrose student Matt Leigh, was picked to deliver a speech just before Theresa May took to the stage on Wednesday.
The 17-year-old spoke about how he believed that it is only the Conservative Party who are fully supportive of young people such as himself who want to get on in life, without ‘being crippled with sky high regulation, red tape and rates’
Name checking Yorkshire Conservative MP William Hague, who in 1977 spoke about how young people share the same values as the Conservatives where a ‘society where effort and initiative is rewarded instead of stamped upon’ the teenager from Grange Crescent, Urmston, who is also the council candidate for Sale Moor, spoke about his own experiences growing up in a working class family.
He said: “As I said in my speech I believe that the Conservatives are truly the party of aspiration. They support those who want to get on in life, those who have ideas and are determined to prosper no matter what. The Prime Minister spoke about opportunity. There are so many opportunities out there today for young people such as myself. Young people are the future of this country and we should be doing everything so our dreams become realities.”
Praising Matt for his speech to the packed conference hall, Sale and Altrincham MP Sir Graham Brady said: “Young Conservatives such as Matt are the future of our Party. His speech to conference before the Prime Minster was very well received and something he will remember for many years.
“He should be extremely proud of himself and I believe will be a fantastic representative for the people of Sale Moor if elected in the local elections next May.”
Trafford Conservative leader Sean Anstee added: “Having worked with Matt on the campaign trail before I know he will make an excellent councillor working hard for Sale Moor. I know how much effort he put into his speech to conference and hope it will inspire other young people to join the Conservatives.”