Congratulations to Dorset’s newly elected Youth Parliament Member

A huge congratulations to Stanley who is Dorset Council’s newly elected Member of Youth Parliament.

The election results were announced yesterday, Tuesday 15 March, at a ceremony at County Hall in Dorchester.

 From left to right: Cllr Andrew Parry (Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education, Skills and Early Help) , Stanley (newly elected member of Youth Parliament), Kerim (deputy), Theresa Leavy (Dorset Council's Exec. Director for children), Sapphire (deputy) and Matt Prosser (Dorset Council's Chief Executive).
From left to right: Cllr Andrew Parry (Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education, Skills and Early Help), Stanley (newly elected member of Youth Parliament), Kerim (deputy), Theresa Leavy (Dorset Council’s Exec. Director for Children), Sapphire (deputy) and Matt Prosser (Dorset Council’s Chief Executive).

Stanley from The Sir Johns Colfox Academy has been elected as a Member of Youth Parliament and Sapphire and Kerim have been elected as deputies. All three young people will play their part in the coming year to represent Dorset’s youth voice.

Members of Youth Parliament represent Dorset on a regional and national basis, helping to engage young people in politics, democracy and citizenship. In partnership with Dorset Youth Council, they deliver a #YouthVoice manifesto to improve the lives of young people.

A total of three candidates stood for election and 5,762 students voted (17.56 per cent turn out) after weeks of campaigning.

Stanley, Dorset Council’s newly elected Member of Youth Parliament said, “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. My team and I will do our absolute best to represent the youth of Dorset.”

The candidates campaigned on a huge range of issues including improving mental health support for young people, tackling climate change, improving transport services, and boosting equal opportunities for young people in rural areas and freedom of expression.

Cllr Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education, Skills and Early Help, said:

“Congratulations to the new Dorset Council Youth Parliament Member and Deputies, who are taking their first steps on the political ladder. I am confident they will be a strong and proactive voice for young people in Dorset, at a local and national level.

“Thank you to the outgoing Members of Youth Parliament, Ellie and Ted, and their deputies Olly and Phoebe, for all of their hard work in representing Dorset’s young people over the last two years.”

Find out more about Dorset Council’s Youth Council, UK Youth Parliament and view this years’ campaign video.

If you want to know more about activities and events that are being run by the Dorset Council Youth Voice team, email: youthvoice@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk. Or follow their activities on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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