'I AM delighted to be writing in the Politician’s Opinion Column once more. In these past few months I have been hard at work to get the best I can for all my constituents.

I have attended the Scottish Youth Parliament’s 66th Annual Sitting where I was elected as the new Convener of the External Affairs, UK and International Relations Committee. I am delighted to be taking up this role on the national stage, to stand up for young people on issues that are related to my committee’s remit. The biggest thing in our remit just now, is of course, Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit)

I was also delighted to present my motion on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to my fellow MSYP’s at our 66th Annual Sitting. ACEs is a very important issue that is close to me personally and professionally and I am pleased that my motion on this issue was passed by the membership. I will now get down to work on this with partners in the Scottish Government, NHS and more.

I have also been hard at work on Lochgelly High School’s ‘Pupil Improvement Committee’ which I am proud to chair in my role as MSYP. I am very much looking forward to the re-launch of this committee at the school once we return after the summer. I hope to seek new members and expand the committee's work. It will also be nice to meet with the new headteacher, Mrs Aitken.

I would just like to take a moment to wish my constituents good luck on their upcoming exam results as they land on your doorsteps on Tuesday August 7. I know that you have all tried your best and worked your socks off this past year. Remember that summer is a time to relax and unwind, be sure to do that. If your results aren’t what you hoped, remember that these aren’t the end of the world.

Finally, I would just like to take a minute to reflect on recent events that have happened in my constituency. Recently Cowdenbeath was shocked by the recent death of young boy, James Morrison, from Beath High School. Upon hearing of James’ death, it came apparent to me that he was close to so many young people’s hearts and he touched the lives of many. I want to wish James’ family my condolences through this hard time.

If any young person (12-25) has an issue/concern they’d like me to raise, or wants to know more about my work, please get in touch by emailing hello@syp.org.uk, or following me on Twitter: @BaileyLeeMSYP.