Young peo­ple are en­cour­aged to stand for youth par­lia­ment

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple aged be­tween 11 and 18 are in­vited to rep­re­sent the voices of their peers from across the county by stand­ing for elec­tion to the UK Youth Par­lia­ment.

Mem­bers of Youth Par­lia­ment get to meet MPS, run lo­cal and na­tional cam­paigns as well as hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to de­bate within the House of Com­mons on a range of is­sues that af­fect young peo­ple in Bri­tain.

If you think you have what it takes to be an MYP email [email protected] to get your can­di­date’s pack.

Dead­line for re­turned can­di­dates ad­dresses is Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 18.

Glouces­ter­shire sounty coun­cil­lor Richard Boyles (C, Blak­eney and Bream), cab­i­net mem­ber for chil­dren and young peo­ple, said: “I’m de­lighted to see so much in­ter­est this year, and I en­cour­age all young peo­ple to think about stand­ing for elec­tion or to vote for their favourite can­di­date from Fe­bru­ary 25.”

Three MYPS will be elected from next month as text vot­ing opens on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 and closes on Sun­day, March 3.

The elected MYPS will be an­nounced on Mon­day, March 4, at 5pm.

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