Lukas Colledge
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Generation 2015 profiles: Lukas Colledge

I'm 18 years old and from Nuneaton, Warwickshire. I study at King Edwards VI Sixth Form and I'm hoping to read politics and international relations at the University of Chester.

Politics has been in my family ever since I can remember. My grandad was a Conservative borough councillor for 26 years. He was and always will be my idol. After he died in 2005, I wanted to know why politics meant so much to him.

At 14, I was elected to be the Deputy Member of the Youth Parliament. A year later I was elected as a Member of the Youth Parliament.

Outside of politics I am a football referee. After qualifying, I began to officiate on the local men's football league and very quickly I was asked to join Birmingham City FC's Referee's Academy on a two-year scholarship.  I am now working towards my promotion.

  • 29 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK