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Mhairi Black’s maiden speech hits 10 million online views

The maiden speech by Westminster’s youngest MP has been viewed more than 10 million times… and counting

Ryan Ramgobin
Monday 20 July 2015 13:40 BST
Mhairi Black delivers her maiden speech to the House of Commons
Mhairi Black delivers her maiden speech to the House of Commons (YouTube/Channel 4 News)

Last Tuesday, the 20-year old Scottish National Party politician made her first speech in the House of Commons. In an address which attacked George Osborne’s budget, the video became a viral hit within hours.

As of Monday 20th July, Black’s speech had more than 5.5 million views on Channel 4 News’ Facebook page, over 3 million on Buzzfeed UK Politics’ Facebook page and more than 650,000 on the SNP’s own Facebook page.

Her speech has also clocked millions of views on news websites including The Independent, The Guardian and The Huffington Post.

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