WORKSHOPS aimed at helping Keighley teenagers get involved in national decision-making attracted 40 people.

Young people, college students, youth workers and adults with learning disabilities were among those attended sessions over two days.

Regeneration body Keighley Big Local teamed up with Keighley College to run the successful sessions with UK Parliament outreach officer Lynn Hobson.

One session taught young people and youth workers how to access information about Parliament and how to get involved.

Trainee youth workers who attended will pass on the information to the young people they support.

At another session, college Foundation students teamed up with Keighley and Craven People First – which caters for people with learning disabilities – for interactive workshops.

Big Local coordinator Shaun O’Hare said there had been “really positive” outcomes for the workshops.

He said: “The outreach officer will return to the Keighley and Ilkley constituency in May to run a workshop dedicated to women with Keighley women’s project e5, and there will also be further empowerment workshops.

“Keighley Big Local will be working with Bradford Youth Service to provide a regular opportunity for young people in the area to develop their knowledge of how decisions are made, and how they can best influence the things that matter most to them.”