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About the Hackney Youth Parliament
In October, 20 new members were elected to the Hackney Youth Parliament. Over 3600 young people voted in the 2010 elections, a big increase on the number who voted last time round. Over the next weeks, the new members will be undertaking training and setting out their programme for the coming two years. Here's what you can expect from the new Parliament.
Youth Parliament aims
HYP values the commitment of its members, working together, listening to young people, being inclusive and tacking the issues that matter to young people.
HYP believes every young person has the right to have their say and get involved regardless of gender, religion, race, sexuality, origin, identity, disability or for any other reason will have their membership taken away.
And here's a list of the HYP's achievements over the last two years...
Over its two-year term the Hackney Youth Parliament was very, very busy! Here's a short list of what they achieved:
Minutes and manifestos
You can download agendas/minutes from HYP meetings by clicking on the date.
How to get involved
HYP meet fortnightly at Hackney Town Hall. The Parliament takes responsibility for the running of their meetings. If you would like to attend a meeting please email an HYP officer:
Comms Officer email@example.com
Finance Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to other useful organisations
British Youth Council – advice and support for setting up a Forum or Youth Council
UK Youth Parliament – Find out about the young people who represent you nationally
UK Parliament - Official UK Parliament website; contains everything you need to know about the world of Westminster!