14/08/2014 16:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Student, 18, Set To Become Britain's Youngest Ever MP

Student, 18, set to become Britain's youngest ever MP

He's just about old enough to vote, but an 18-year-old student could become Britain's youngest ever MP after being chosen to represent Labour in the next General Election.

Ollie Middleton will be 20 at the time of the election in 2015. He is set to challenge Liberal Democrat Don Foster, who has represented the constituency of Bath for longer than the youngster has been alive.

Bath Labour Party said it was 'excited at selecting such a young, enthusiastic and committed candidate'.

If elected, Mr Middleton would become the youngest ever MP on official records, beating James Dickson who was elected in the Borough of Dungannon in 1880 at the age of 21 years and 67 days.

Mr Middleton, who founded Bath Young Labour, said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have been given the chance to represent Labour in my home city. However, the real work starts now.