Record voted for UK Youth Parliament elections

I am continually stressing the importance of young people’s awareness of democracy which is why I am delighted that we have had a record number of young people in Staffordshire vote in the UK Youth Parliament elections.

This year almost 21,500 made their voices heard and voted eight young people into office for the county, 4 of them will be Members of the Youth Parliament and 4 of them will be Deputy Members of the Youth Parliament.

The high number of votes meant we had a 60 per cent increase on last year and all the young people’s electioneering in schools, youth clubs and town centres really paid off.

Its great to know how many young people in Staffordshire are prepared to put themselves forward for the issues they believe in and id like to congratulate them all.

Our eight members will represent  Staffordshire in the West Midlands Youth Parliament, and will also sit on Staffordshire’s Youth Action Kouncil (YAK), a decision making body for the county’s young people.  The four MYPs will also have the chance to represent the UK at a national parliament in July

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