Stand for the Scottish Youth Parliament

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Published Date: 

26 Oct 2016 - 11:21

Argyll and Bute Council is encouraging young people in the area to stand as a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) in the forthcoming elections.

The SYP is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Being part of it gives young people the opportunity to represent the views of other young people in their area and advocate for the issues that matter to them.

Two Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) are elected from every Parliamentary constituency in Scotland as well as two members from partnering national voluntary organisations.

The council is looking for two young people to represent Argyll and Bute and one to represent Helensburgh and Lomond.  Young people aged 14-25 who either live, work, or study in Scotland are eligible to stand for election.

There are elections to the SYP every two years and the next one takes place in March 2017. The call for candidates is open until 31st of October 2016.

You can also contact Roanna Clark at Argyll and Bute Council Youth Services - roanna.clark@argyll-bute.gov.uk or 01546 604752 or Anna Dickens at the Scottish Youth Parliament - anna.d@syp.org.uk or 0131 557 0452.