Call for youth to come to par­lia­ment

Waihi Leader - - News -

Can you see a fu­ture for your­self as an MP? Or are you just cu­ri­ous about how par­lia­ment works?

The search is on for an en­er­getic, pas­sion­ate young per­son to be­come the voice of Coro­man­del’s youth in the 2019 Youth Par­lia­ment in Welling­ton.

Lo­cal MP Scott Simp­son is ask­ing 16 to 18 year olds across the elec­torate who be­lieve they have what it takes to be­come the Coro­man­del Youth MP. To get in­volved in the se­lec­tion process make a one-minute video of why you should be Coro­man­del’s Youth MP, then tag him in your post on Face­book or In­sta­gram.

“This is such an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity. The Coro­man­del Youth MP will join 120 other young peo­ple from around the coun­try in Welling­ton on July 16 and 17. Youth Par­lia­ment is as close as pos­si­ble to the real thing. Youth MPs will de­bate leg­is­la­tion, sit on select com­mit­tees and ask oral ques­tions of Min­is­ters. It is a unique chance to get first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of how Par­lia­ment works and to bring the views of your com­mu­nity straight to the de­ci­sion mak­ers in Gov­ern­ment,” Mr Simp­son said.

“I want to hear from young peo­ple who are will­ing to get out and seek the views, opin­ions and ideas of their peers and rep­re­sent them in Par­lia­ment.

“They need to be good com­mu­ni­ca­tors and pas­sion­ate about youth is­sues,” Mr Simp­son said.

■ Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able on his Face­book page or from his Elec­torate Of­fice, 614 Pollen St, Thames. Phone 07 868 3529, email mp­coro­man­del@par­lia­ment.govt.nz or visit www.youth­par­lia­ment.govt.nz

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Coro­man­del MP Scott Simp­son and Coro­man­del Youth MP 2016 Veron­ica Man­ning.

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