Call for youth to come to parliament
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.youthparliament.govt.nz
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson and Coromandel Youth MP 2016 Veronica Manning.