A YOUNG Trafford Tory activist shared the stage with the Prime Minister at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

St. Ambrose student Matt Leigh was picked to deliver a speech to the party faithful, just minutes before Theresa May took to the stage on Wednesday, October 3.

The 17-year-old told a packed conference hall he believed that only the Conservative Party are fully supportive of young people who want to get on in life, without “being crippled with sky high regulation, red tape and rates.”

The teenager from Grangethorpe Road, Urmston, is also the Conservative candidate for Sale Moor.

Before a crowd of thousands, Matt spoke about his experiences growing up in a working class family.

He said: “I believe that the Conservatives are truly the party of aspiration. They support those who want to get on in life, those who have ideas and are determined to prosper no matter what.

“The Prime Minister spoke about opportunity. There are so many opportunities out there today for young people such as myself. Young people are the future of this country and we should be doing everything so our dreams become realities.”

Sale and Altrincham MP Sir Graham Brady said: “Young Conservatives such as Matt are the future of our Party.

“His speech to conference before the Prime Minster was very well received and something he will remember for many years.

“He should be extremely proud of himself. I believe he will be a fantastic representative for Sale Moor if elected next May.”