Thursday 9 November 2023
Young people across the East Riding who want to make a positive change in the area they live and be a voice for young people are being invited to stand as candidates for election to the UK Youth Parliament.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, working in partnership with Community VISION (formerly East Riding Voluntary Action Services or ERVAS), are looking for any young person between the age of 11 and 18, who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the East Riding to consider putting themselves forward for nomination.
Elections for the UK Youth Parliament take place every two years and those who nominate themselves will go on the campaign trail early in the New Year to secure the votes which will see them elected as a member of the UK Youth Parliament. They then have the opportunity to sit in the Houses of Parliament and vote on issues that are important to young people.
The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday, 6 December 2023 with elections taking place within educational settings w/c 29 January and a declaration event being held on Thursday, 7 March 2024 at Beverley Memorial Hall
More information can be found at eryc.link/youth-parliament or alternatively by contacting Detty Tyler, children and young people’s services co-ordinator at Community VISION by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the British Youth Council or UK Youth Parliament click here