Anna to be Youth MP for elec­torate

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Labour MP based in Wairarapa, Kieran McAn­ulty, has con­firmed the se­lec­tion of Anna Dou­glas,16, of Waipuku­rau as his Youth MP for the 2019 Youth Par­lia­ment.

Mr McAn­ulty says he was over­whelmed by the amount of in­ter­est in the role, from right across the Wairarapa elec­torate.

“The Wairarapa elec­torate goes from Nga¯ wı¯ in the South to Waipawa in the north, and it was great to re­ceive ap­pli­ca­tions from right across this area.”

“Choos­ing a suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cant was ex­tremely dif­fi­cult, such was the cal­i­bre of ap­pli­ca­tions”.

“Since be­ing elected I’ve com­mit­ted to be­ing a voice for CHB. This district has been over­looked for too long. Anna stood out be­cause she shared that pas­sion for Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay and showed a keen­ness to help raise aware­ness for the is­sues af­fect­ing us here.”

“I look for­ward to hav­ing Anna work along­side me as I am out and about across the elec­torate.”

Anna, a year 12 stu­dent at Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay Col­lege and stu­dent rep on the board of trustees, said she was de­lighted to have the op­por­tu­nity.

“I feel both ex­tremely hon­oured and en­thu­si­as­tic to be se­lected as Kieran McAn­ulty’s youth MP. This is an in­valu­able op­por­tu­nity that I plan to take full ad­van­tage of, in the hopes of en­cour­ag­ing the suc­cess of youth in Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay.”

“In this role I would like to be a mouth­piece for those who feel that they do not have a voice, and to present th­ese ideas on a wider stage.”

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