THE Glasgow teenager who took on Tory leadership contenders over climate change has been speaking to other party leaders at Westminster.

Erin Curtis, 15, asked the five leadership contenders during a live TV debate on the BBC about tackling climate change and commitment to a zero emissions target.

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At the end of the exchanged between Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart she declared “None of you have impressed me”.

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The teenage environmental activist took part in a roundtable discussion with Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Caroline Lucas of the Greens, Ian Blackford Westminster leader of the SNP, Sir Vince Cable, outgoing Liberal Democrat leader and Liz Saville Roberts of Plaid Cymru.

The meeting is part of the UK Student Climate Network which was formed last year, and has been behind the school climate demonstrations held across the country, including in Glasgow.

Another Youth Strike 4 Climate action is planned for next week July 19 and a global day of action in September.

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Erin, from the southside of Glasgow, said: “Climate breakdown is the biggest threat we’ve ever faced as a species so it’s good to see some sort of cross-party working to address the issue. However, we will require bold and ambitious ideas, like a Green New Deal, to transform our economy and society to be focused upon environmental and social principles to stand any chance of averting the worst effects of the impacts of climate change.

“Young people have been leading the way on the issue in 2019, with tens of thousands of us calling for climate justice every month. We won’t stop until politicians at all levels do what is necessary to protect people and our futures.”