Milton Keynes youngsters urged to get involved in democracy

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Young people aged 11-18 are invited to nominate themselves for election to the Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament.

36 young people from across the city currently make up the Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet, giving a voice to all young people across Milton Keynes.

To stand for a place on the Youth Cabinet, or to apply for one of the co-opted positions available to represent vulnerable groups such as young people with disabilities or young people in care, call Emma Hosking on 01908 253466 or email emma.hosking@milton-keynes.gov.uk

The UK Youth Parliament is a national forum of 500 young people from across the UK which gives young people a national voice. It is currently running national campaigns on a curriculum to prepare young people for life and for votes at 16 and 17. Milton Keynes has openings for two Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) and two Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYP).

For more information and to complete a nomination form, go to www.mysaymk.com Nominations must be in by November 27, with elections taking place in schools from February 2– 27.