New members were elected to Hackney Youth Parliament at special event at Young Hackney Forest Road.
After months of writing manifestos, speaking at hustings and campaigning at schools and youth clubs, 24 young people aged 11-19 were elected to represent their peers for the next two years.
The newly elected Hackney Youth Parliament was welcomed into office by Mayor Philip Glanville, who announced the results at Forest Road Youth Hub on 20 October.
What is the Hackney Youth Parliament (HYP)?
Hackney Youth Parliament aims to represent the views of young people in Hackney to decision-makers in the council and in public services such as the Police, health services and housing providers. There are 24 elected members of Youth Parliament, as well as four co-opted members from Hackney Gets Heard (the Children in Care Council), Young Carers’ and the Disabled Young People’s Forum. This means the Parliament represents all young people in Hackney.
“I joined Hackney Youth Parliament with the desire to change the lives of my fellow young people in Hackney. I believe Hackney Youth Parliament gives you the opportunity to use your imagination and collaborate with a diverse range of young people who share a passion to make a difference.”
Ella Cox, UK Youth Parliament member and HYP member 2014-16.
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