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Call for Dunedin candidates to Youth Parliament

Call for Dunedin candidates to Youth Parliament

Any young person in Dunedin with an interest in politics and making a difference should apply to represent our great city in the Youth Parliament, say Labour’s Dunedin MPs David Clark, Clare Curran and David Parker.

Young people aged 16-18 across the country are now invited to apply to be a part of Youth Parliament 2013, held on 16 and 17 July.

Pupils will be asked to submit a video clip between one minute and one minute 30 seconds long. The topic is: 20/20 Vision – What could Dunedin be in the year 2020?

“I want to hear from young people who are willing to get out and engage with the youth in their community to gather their views and represent them in Parliament,” says Clare Curran.

“Youth Parliament 2013 is a significant opportunity for young New Zealanders to share their views and the views of their peers with the country’s decision-makers. Youth Parliament gives young people the opportunity to understand and participate in Parliament and the decision-making process,” says David Parker.

Nominated Youth MPs will hold the title from 1 May to 31 December 2013. They are expected to engage with their community during this time, so all New Zealand youth have the opportunity to have their voice heard.

Youth Parliament 2013 is organised by the Ministry of Youth Development in collaboration with the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk, the Parliamentary Service and New Zealand’s 121 Members of Parliament.

Anyone interested in becoming a Youth MP should contact Clare Curran or Jarred Griffiths on the details below or contact the Ministry of Youth Development at beheard@youthparliament.govt.nz.

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