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Deadline looms for UK Youth Parliament nominations
7:00am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
Young people from Craven are being urged to make their voices heard.
North Yorkshire is seeking representatives, aged 11 to 17, to sit on the UK Youth Parliament. But nominations, which can be made online at nyyc.co.uk/uk-youth-parliament-2/, have to be submitted by tomorrow.
Liam Cutler, vice-chairman of North Yorkshire Youth Council who is standing down after two years, said: “It’s a really great opportunity to be the voice of young people.
“I’ve taken part in successful campaigns – especially on cheaper public transport for young people – given radio interviews and taken part in debates in the Commons chamber. It is hard work, but really worth it and a fantastic experience.”
Craven youngsters are also being encouraged to apply to sit on a Commons Youth Select Committee which will take evidence and then produce a report on the school curriculum.
Members, who will meet this summer, will present their recommendations to the Government.
Expenses are covered and the young people will receive certificates of participation.
For further details, contact Paul Boskett at the British Youth Council on email@example.com or 07507 639788.
Application forms need to be returned by March 11.