Wirral now recruiting for Youth Parliament Members

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Wirral now recruiting for Youth Parliament Members

Post by Wirral Council News » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:00 am

Wirral is now recruiting for two young people aged 11-18 to become Members of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP). 

The two young people who are elected to represent Wirral will work with MPs, decision makers and youth groups to highlight the issues that matter to them and their peers. You can find out more at the UKYP website. 

Registration closes at 5pm on 18 February, so please spread the word!

Shortlisting will take place soon after registration closes, with voting for the two shortlisted candidates taking place between 25 February and 15 March. Election results will be announced late March.

To apply, young people must be:

Aged 11-18 (MYPs must stand down on their 19th birthday)
A Wirral resident
There is no formal criteria for becoming an MYP, but those who apply should be those who:

will take their responsibilities seriously
have an interest in relevant issues and a view on topical issues
will listen to and respect the views of his/her peer group and those of others
can speak their mind
is committed, lively and outgoing
The role of an MYP requires commitment both in time and effort.

This includes attending:

regional conventions of the UKYP (three per year)
annual residential sitting (three days)
liaising  with locally elected members
meetings with young people (i.e. youth councils and forums) – Wirral Youth Voice Group, Send Youth Voice Group, Children in Care Council
annual House of Commons debate
Download the 2019 nomination form

For more information, please contact Seline Wakerley.

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Published by Wirral Council News on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 www.wirral.gov.uk

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