Young politicians urged to step forward for Harrow Youth Parliament elections

Politicians of the future are being given the chance to have their say about issues affecting young people by standing in the next round of youth elections.

Harrow Borough Council is giving schoolchildren from the age of 11 to 18 the chance stand in the 2014 Youth Elections which will take place next month.

They will be given the chance to become a member of the Harrow Youth Parliament (HYP) as well as possibly becoming a member of the National Youth Parliament (NYP).

Cabinet member for children and schools Councillor Janet Mote said: “We are committed to help and empower young people in the borough.

“Being part of the Youth Parliament gives young people a fantastic opportunity to represent their peers about issues that matter to them the most and find solutions.

“It also gives them a chance to learn about the democratic process whilst helping to influence positive change by standing for election.”

Those interested in standing in the elections can find out how to sign up at their schools, colleges or youth groups and have until February 3 to submit nominations.

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7:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Husain Akhtar says...

Would some of them now be co-opted to the cabinet to develop an understanding of how the 'democracy' really works!
Would some of them now be co-opted to the cabinet to develop an understanding of how the 'democracy' really works! Husain Akhtar

1:45am Tue 28 Jan 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Harrow Youth Parliament is a wonderful organisation for our youths and helps our youths and well run.It is always good to engage with these students who have a healthy interest in the affairs concerning our borough.

Two youths from this body represented HYP at the meetings of the Harrow Police & Community Consultative Group(HPCCG) and did us proud.Our local Youth Parliament also represented Harrow most eloquently in the House of Commons along with other Youth Parliaments from all over the UK.Good luck to all those standing for elections.
Harrow Youth Parliament is a wonderful organisation for our youths and helps our youths and well run.It is always good to engage with these students who have a healthy interest in the affairs concerning our borough. Two youths from this body represented HYP at the meetings of the Harrow Police & Community Consultative Group(HPCCG) and did us proud.Our local Youth Parliament also represented Harrow most eloquently in the House of Commons along with other Youth Parliaments from all over the UK.Good luck to all those standing for elections. Sonoo Malkani

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