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Politics / Shetland seeks new Youth Parliament members

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THE search is on to find two new Shetland members of Youth Parliament.

Anyone aged 14 to 25 is encouraged to put their name forward for election as Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).

The Youth Parliament aims to give a voice and platform to young people across Scotland.

There are two MSYPs for each Scottish constituency and they are elected every two years.

The deadline for registering interest is 31 July.

Candidates will launch their campaigns in the autumn, then elections will take place between 6 and 19 November.

Shetland’s current MSYPs are Michaela Christie and John Fraser.

Michaela and John confirmed as new MSYPs

Davie Sandison, Chair of Shetland Island Council’s Education and Families Committee, said:

“John and Michaela have made valuable contributions in their time as MSYPs, and have very capably represented the interests of young people in Shetland.

“I’m enthusiastic about involving young people in decision-making and we will continue to support MSYPs in the work of the Council.

“I’d urge anyone who interested in being the voice of youth in our community to think about putting themselves forward and standing for the forthcoming SYP elections.”

Any young people interested can find more information here.

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