Budding MP's Invited To Stand For UK Youth Parliament

Budding young Black Country politicians are being invited to represent Dudley borough in the UK Youth Parliament.

As part of the role, the elected teenagers will be tasked with representing Dudley at a regional and national level.This could involve meeting with MPs, councillors and other decision-makers, organising events, running campaigns, making speeches and ensuring the views of young people are listened to.

Anyone between the ages of 11 and 18 who live in the borough can put themselves forward to stand before the deadline of Friday, December 2nd. Two representatives will then be selected through a vote from more than 6,500 young people in schools, sixth forms and colleges. Councillor Ian Cooper, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“There is a proud history of UK Youth Parliament in Dudley. We have had some outstanding young representatives over the years and I would encourage more young people to come forward and get involved this year.”

Once elected, the members of the UK Youth Parliament will meet with other young people from across the country at five events over the coming year, including a live televised debate at the House of Commons and regional meetings in Birmingham to discuss issues that are important to young people in Dudley borough.

Information about the elections will be going out to schools and colleges over the coming weeks, but people can also request a printed form and additional information by calling 01384 815174.


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