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Young people invited to run for election to Northern Ireland Youth Parliament

The Northern Ireland Youth Parliament is looking for new members - young people who are interested in politics, public speaking and social change.

The parliament provides opportunities for 11 to 18-year-olds to help bring about social change through campaigning.

Melissa Frame, Youth Voice Worker said: "For the new Youth Parliament term (2020-22) elections have now opened for young people who wish to put themselves forward as candidates to stand as new members of youth parliament and if successful will be in term for two years."

The NI Youth Parliament is appealing to post-primary schools and colleges to get involved and to register as polling stations for the vote. Registration for candidates closes on March 4 and results are announced on April 2.

Belfast Telegraph