Lo­cal MP se­lects 2016 youth del­e­gate

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Lo­cal MP Lind­say Tisch has se­lected Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent Kaleb Reid as his rep­re­sen­ta­tive at Youth Par­lia­ment 2016.

‘‘I was im­pressed by the high qual­ity of ap­pli­ca­tions I re­ceived and over­whelmed by how pas­sion­ate young peo­ple are to rep­re­sent their com­mu­nity at Youth Par­lia­ment 2016,’’ Tisch said.

121 youth MPs, from across the coun­try, will come to Par­lia­ment on July 19-20, where they will learn about the gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion-mak­ing process and share the views of New Zealand youth with the coun­try’s de­ci­sion mak­ers. They will have the unique op­por­tu­nity to step into the shoes of an MP for two days while they de­bate leg­is­la­tion, sit on se­lect com­mit­tees and ask oral ques­tions of Min­is­ters.

As well as rep­re­sent­ing Waikato at Youth Par­lia­ment in July, Kaleb will hold the ti­tle of Youth MP for Waikato from Jan­uary 25 to July 25, 2016. Dur­ing this time he will ac­tively en­gage with the com­mu­nity to gain an un­der­stand­ing of the ideas and con­cerns of youth in the area. Youth Par­lia­ment 2016 is also an op­por­tu­nity for all young peo­ple to have their voice heard in Par­lia­ment. All young peo­ple can share their views on the Youth Par­lia­ment se­lect com­mit­tee top­ics. To find out how, sim­ply con­tact the Min­istry of Youth De­vel­op­ment at be­heard@youth­par­lia­ment.govt.nz.

PHOTO: TERESA HATTAN

Waikato MP Lind­say Tisch with Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent Kaleb Reid, who has been se­lected as Tisch’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive at Youth Par­lia­ment 2016.

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