YOUNG wannabe politicians have the chance to take their first steps towards Westminster.
Thirteen to 19-year-olds are being invited to nominate themselves for election to the Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet and the UK Youth Parliament.
Youngsters don’t need to have any special skills or qualifications to put themselves forward for election.
The Youth Cabinet, supported by ilton Keynes Council’s Children and Families Service Groups, is holding city-wide elections for new members.
Thirty-six candidates – 12 from each area – will stand for election in the North, South or Central areas of Milton Keynes. The candidates with the most votes in each of the areas will be elected to the Youth Cabinet.
There are also a number of co-opted positions available to represent vulnerable groups, such as youngsters with disabilities or in care.
The UK Youth Parliament consists of 500 people from across the UK, with four of these youngsters representing Milton Keynes. Two will be Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) and two will serve as Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYP)
The four young people with the most votes will be elected and, with the support of Milton Keynes Council’s Children and Families Service Groups, will represent some 20,000 young people in Milton Keynes at South East and National meetings. The successful Youth Parliament candidates will also become members of the Youth Cabinet.
Anyone interested in standing for the youth cabinet should contact Emma Hosking on 01908 253466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or a nomination form for the youth parliament roles, young people should visit www.mysaymk.com
Nominations must be in by Thursday, November 29. The elections take from Monday, February 4, 2013 to Friday, March 1, 2013.