Represent your county in House of Commons

Represent your community in Youth Parliament
Represent your community in Youth Parliament
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Young people who are interested in democracy have the chance to be elected to represent Buckinghamshire in the House of Commons.

Elections are taking place later this year in schools around the county for the national Youth Parliament – and any interested young people can apply.

Three members, aged between 11 and 18 (or up to 25 if disabled), will be chosen for Buckinghamshire.

Each of them will represent one of three areas – Chiltern & South Bucks Wycombe and Aylesbury.

In addition, there will be two deputies for each area.

In previous years, about 15,000 people voted in the elections, with a turnout of more than 40 per cent of school-age children.

Once elected, the members will have the chance to sit in the House of Commons in November and vote on a topical issue.

They will also represent the county at regional level and learn presentation and research skills.

The process is being organised locally by the Youth Service at Bucks County Council which is now appealing for young people to come forward to be considered.

The youth service is running an information and training day for prospective candidates, which takes place on Tuesday, September 1, from 10.30am to 4pm in High Wycombe.

Zahir Mohammed, cabinet member for education and skills at Bucks County Council, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who enjoys being involved in debate and who wants to make their voice heard.

“The elected members will carry out research, plan questions and go to the Commons, where they will vote as MPs do.

“I look forward to seeing how this latest election turns out.”

​Anyone who is interested in becoming a candidate, should email yourvoicecounts@buckscc.gov.uk

To find out more about the youth parliament, go to www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/