Cordelia Mcgeown
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Generation 2015 profiles: Cordelia McGeown

I'm 19 from Belfast. I'm a carer for my sister, though I am unable to receive Carer's Allowance because I'm a student who works.

I attend Queen's University Belfast where I study History with International Studies.

Since I was 16 I've worked in the NHS and I am currently a Paediatric support worker.

I come from a single-parent family who have to live on the breadline. This has really shaped how I view policies, as I can see how important it is to protect maternity/paternity leave along with human rights and the welfare system.

I'm a lifelong vegetarian, having never tasted meat, I'm against cruelty to animals (or anyone really), and this has influence my politics as well.

My sister's disability has shown me how important and vital the NHS is and has made it one of my champion causes.

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  • 30 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK
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