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Keighley youngsters reminded to stand for parliament

[Wednesday 11 October 2006]

YOUNG people from Keighley who want their voices heard are been reminded get their applications in now for the Bradford District Youth Parliament.

This is the third election campaign for the parliament and young people aged 11 to 21 are invited to stand for 30 seats.

Application forms must be submitted to Bradford Council's Youth Service headquarters in City Road by Sunday, October 22.

BKYP gives young people the chance to act as a spokesperson for their

Dale Smith - Bradford Councillor

Once all the applications have been received, further information will be sent to candidates about training sessions to develop skills required for the elections process.

Polling stations will be open throughout Bradford and Keighley from Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, next year.

Newly elected Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs) will be holding conferences in each of the five constituencies to help identify the needs and concerns among young people in their area.

Councillor Dale Smith, Executive Member for Children's Services, said: "The BKYP gives young people the chance to act as a spokesperson for their peers and help to make sure young people's views are heard.

"It is an exciting and interesting experience and I would urge young people out there to stand and give it a go!"

Anyone interested in standing for the Youth Parliament should contact Norrina Rashid or Parliamentary Worker Jenny Bass on 01274 431849.

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