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Your chance to represent young people in Wirral: Wirral UKYP Elections 2018

Wirral Council is looking for four young people aged 11-18 to represent the young people of Wirral on the UK Youth Parliament. 

What is the UK Youth Parliament?

The UK Youth Parliament has 600 elected MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament). Of these, Wirral has two Members of the Youth Parliament and two deputies. The UKYP focuses on issues affecting young people. Elections take place in February, and are advertised through all secondary schools, training providers, Connexions and the Youth Service.

We’re looking for two MYPs, also two deputies, to stand for 12 months, between March 1, 2018, to February 28, 2019.

Who are we looking for?

Candidates must live in Wirral and be 18 or under for their entire period of office. You also need to be living in Wirral for the duration of your term so if you’re continuing you studies outside Wirral, you won’t be eligible to stand. 

We’re looking for young people who:

  • Will take their responsibilities seriously
  • Has 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 requires commitment in time and effort and 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)
  • Annual House of Commons debate

Registering as a candidate

Registration opens on January 8, 2018, and closes 5pm on Thursday, January 25. Anyone wanting to register their interest can do so by email or post. If you want to stand in Wirral contact Pat Rice, Team Manager, Youth Support, on 0151 666 3722 or email patrice@wirral.gov.uk. You can also get information your school or from the national UK Youth Parliament organisation by emailing elections@ukyouthparliament.org.uk stating where you live. 

You can find out more by going to www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk