Young leaders try MPS’ shoes
Can you see a future for yourself as an MP? Or are you are just curious about how parliament works? Here is your chance to have your voice heard and to experience first- hand how decisions are made that impact all of New Zealand.
Young people are now invited to apply to be a part of Youth Parliament 2013.
If successful, you will join 121 other Youth MPs when they take over Parliament on July 16 and 17.
Taupo MP Louise Upston is seeking applications from young people aged 16 to 18 to be included in the Youth MP selection process.
Students interested in applying for this position will be required to submit a written application to Ms Upston. The applications should showcase why you would be a positive addition to the Youth Parliament and include a cover statement of 200 words. A shortlisted group will participate in an interview and deliver a brief speech on what their priorities would be if they were Minister of Youth Development.
‘‘I want to hear from young people who are willing to get out and engage with the youth in their community to gather their views and represent them in Parliament’’ Ms Upston said.
Youth Parliament 2013 is a significant opportunity for young New Zealanders to share their views and the views of their peers with the country’s decision-makers. Held once every parliamen- tary term, Youth Parliament gives young people the opportunity to understand and participate in Parliament and the decisionmaking process.
Nominated Youth MPs will hold the title from May 1 to December 31, 2013. They are expected to engage with their community during this time, so all New Zealand youth have the opportunity to have their voice heard.
Youth Parliament 2013 is organised by the Ministry of Youth Development in collaboration with the Office of the Speaker of the House, the Office of the Clerk, the Parliamentary Service and MPs.
Contact: Libby O’Brien on 04 817 8231 or libby.obrien@parliament. govt.nz