Scottish Youth Parliament needs YOU!

Posted on 04/10/2014 by

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Hello YOUNG PEOPLE! 

The Scottish Youth Parliament elections are being held in March 2015 where all Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) will be elected from across Scotland openly, democratically, and at the same time between 2 – 11 March 2015.  

Do you have the next Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament in your class, school group, community centre or youth clubs?   Or could it be you?  

All young people between the ages of 14-25 have the right to stand for election and so we’re hoping to capture input from young people willing to speak up and play their part in what’s happening around us! 

Standing as a candidate is an opportunity for young people in your school and community  to make a difference to their  local area (and the country) and to ensure young people’s voices are heard by Scotland’s decision-makers.

If you know of any young person who might be interested in being elected as an Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, the deadline to register an interest in standing for election is 31 October  2014.    

If anyone would like to get involved and/ or want to find out more,  please contact Mary Mitchell from the Young People’s Participation Team via mary.mitchell@edinburgh.gov.uk or by phoning 529 2131.  Or if you’d prefer to an informal chat on “your turf” before you progress anywhere please call me on 332 6316.

More information can also be found on the web at www.syp.org.uk, by tweet @Official SYP, or by visit syp.org.uk or a video promoting being a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament on the same website

Callum McLeod

Broughton Community Learning & Development team

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