Yvette Cooper MP

Working hard for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley

MP quizzed on new radio station

Yvette_at_Five_Towns_FM.jpgYvette Cooper MP was interviewed by local young people at a new digital radio station at the HUT in Airedale.

Now in its second month of broadcasting, Five Towns FM operates four days a week online from Thursdays to Sundays with young broadcasters contributing their own shows and will be covering the Crooked Ways festival on June 1st in Pontefract Park.

Featuring a wide variety of music, currently listeners can tune in online, but organisers hope to secure an FM license in the near future and start broadcasting across the airwaves.

Two young women and radio presenter Tim Lane quizzed Yvette on what led her into politics, her taste in music and how she though young people could make a difference in their communities.

Yvette Cooper MP said:

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for local people to get involved and try something new, learn new skills and build confidence.

"It was great to hear from two really engaged young women who asked excellent questions about everything from Adele to the suffragettes and I've no doubt we’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the future.”

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