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Dunedin South chooses Youth MP for 2019

Hon Clare Curran

MP for Dunedin South
26 October 2018



Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is very pleased to announce Logan Stadnyk MP to represent the electorate next year and at Youth Parliament in July 2019.

The applications were of a high quality and it’s hard to choose just one young person to represent the community, Clare Curran said.

Logan Stadnyk is a Year 13 student at Taieri College who was a recipient of 2018 Otago Daily Times Class Act. He plans to study economics and politics at the University of Otago next year and has worked part time at New World for 2 years.

“My goal as a Youth MP is to work with high school students in Dunedin to understand that they can have an impact on big decisions affecting their lives, Logan Satdnyk said.

“An example of this is the current review of NCEA and what they think is the best system for them and the next generation. I want to work with school leavers who are in training or university about they can be better equipped following their departure from high school. “

“As well as representing Dunedin South at Youth Parliament in July 2019, Logan will hold the role of Youth MP for Dunedin South from 1 March to 31 August 2019,” Clare Curran said.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Logan, who is a caring, compassionate and bright young man to build stronger links with young people in my electorate.”

Notes for editors

Every three years about 140 young New Zealanders experience Parliament as Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery Members. The Youth Parliament programme provides an opportunity for young people to be heard, and for Youth MPs to actively work on topics and issues they are passionate about. Youth MPs will come to Parliament 16 and 17 July 2019, where they will learn about the Government decision-making process. This unique opportunity involves stepping into the shoes of an MP for two days while they debate legislation, sit on select committees and ask oral questions of ministers.

Youth Parliament 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 120 members of Parliament.


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