Young people: Stand for Election!

Young people: Stand for Election!

Stand for Election as a member of Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY) &UK Youth Parliament (UKYP).

Elections for representatives take place in February 2016.

To stand for election you must be between 11 and 19 years old, living or going to boarding school in Wiltshire, and be ready to have your say in what is good for children and young people.

As a member of the WAY you:

  • are democratically elected by other young people;
  • commit to stand for one year;
  • represent young people’s views to key decision-makers within Wiltshire Council;
  • act as a link between your community, your Local Youth Network, voluntary groups – and other young people across the county;
  • sit on a range of boards and forums to act as a voice for young people and influence change;
  • attend monthly meetings;
  • give at least 1 hour a week to doing WAY work (e.g. checking and responding to emails, volunteering to go to other meetings and events);
  • attend an induction conference, once elected, to get you ready for action.

If standing for election to UKYP you:

  • must also stand for election to WAY;
  • commit to working locally as well as nationally;
  • commit to championing young people’s issues at national level;
  • are potentially one of three members of Youth Parliament for Wiltshire (or one of three deputies who help with the workload);
  • commit to stand for 2 years (starting as deputy in year one and staying on as the representative member in year two if you wish);
  • commit to attending monthly meetings of WAY;
  • commit to three Saturdays per year for regional meetings, and one ‘annual sitting’ (residential);
  • will attend the annual House of Commons debate, if elected.

Application deadline: Monday 16th November 2015

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