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Watch this GCSE student get a standing ovation at the Labour Party conference for her compelling speech about mental health in schools


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16 year-old Lauren Stocks received a standing ovation at the Labour Party conference yesterday for her rousing speech about mental health in Britain´s schools.

Stocks, who only sat her GCSE exams this year, was welcomed to the main stage in Brighton by cheering delegates from around the country.

She is a local party delegate for Ashton-under-Lyne, in Greater Manchester.

 "There's a statistic we were shown when I was about 13 or 14 that told me that 3 in 10 people in every classroom suffer with a mental illness.

"Now I'm going to be a bit frank here conference. That is b****cks, right. It's a good half, if not more

"I could've walked into any food tech, history, art, maths classroom and just watched seas of spaced-out, stressed-out, depressed kids, in a battlefield where they can't afford pens and paper.

"It is a disgusting sight and we cannot sit on our hands any longer."

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