Call for new Youth MPs 

Young people
Youth MPS at the ballot box

Bolton Council is asking for young people interested in becoming Youth MPs to attend events to receive more information.

Youth MPs are elected every two years by their peers to represent young people across the borough on a range of issues, even making their voices heard in the House of Commons and the National Youth Parliament.

Information sessions will take place at the YMCA, on Deansgate, on Tuesday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 24, for anyone considering getting involved. Both events will last from 5pm until 7pm.

Being elected offers young people a chance to have their say and make a difference to what happens in Bolton, as the Youth MPs sit on meetings where services for children and young people, community cohesion and environmental changes are discussed.

For instance, previous Youth MPs have given their peers a voice regarding proposed changes to public transport, organising a meeting with bus and train providers to put their views forward on pricing and bus routes.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “Bolton’s Youth MPs play a crucial role in making sure that young people are fairly represented, and this is something that I personally think is very important.

“I’d encourage anyone who wants to make a difference to the lives of young people in their town to come to the events at the YMCA and find out more.”

Voting for the new Youth MPs will take place throughout the borough from early March.

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