Young people in Hull can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament

Young people in Hull, aged 11 to 17, can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament.

Four representatives are being sought to represent Hull’s young people on a local, regional and national level.

Councillor Shane McMurray, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: “The UK Youth Parliament gives young people from Hull the opportunity to represent our local area on a national scale. It provides a platform to have a voice on issues affecting our city’s young people.

“Young people involved will also gain an increased understanding of the views and issues affecting others and a greater insight into politics, whilst developing their own skills such as public speaking and debating.”

One of the current members of the Youth Parliament said: “Being a member of the Youth Parliament is insightful, exciting and motivating. From participating in local campaigns, to debating young people’s policies in the House of Commons – Youth Parliament offers a range of opportunities! It’s a chance to learn and create.”

The Youth Parliament creates and delivers campaigns on issues affecting young people. They work with MPs, councillors and local youth groups on issues, lobby for change and amplify views of their peers.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 December, and voting will take place during January and February, with the results announced in early March.

To apply, collect an application form from Kingston Youth Centre, 48a Beverley Road or email [email protected] or telephone 01482 331238.