Economics, Geography and D&T student Nicole Norman is standing as candidate for Hertfordshire in the UK Youth Parliament Elections. Nicole formerly attended Fearnhill Mathematics and Computing College in Letchworth, and is one of 33 candidates competing for six MYP (Member of Youth Parliament) seats and six deputy (DMYP) seats.
Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs) are all aged between 11 and 18 and play an important role in representing their peers and ensuring that young people’s voices are heard on issues that affect and concern them. They do not represent any political party and campaign on everything from drugs and street crime to education, the environment and the accessibility of public transport.
Being an MYP is a very exciting opportunity. Throughout their term of office they will have the chance to get involved in a range of activities. For example, MYPs meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates, and ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers. But the most important aspect of any MYP’s job is to make sure they represent the views of the young people in their constituency.
Long Road Sixth Form College students who live in Hertfordshire are being encouraged to vote for Nicole. To see Nicole’s campaign video, visit http://www.channelmogo.org/your-rights-and-the-law/have-your-say/ukypcandidates2012/ukypcandidates2012.htm