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06 February 2018

UKYP elections

Young people are being encouraged to ensure they have their say on key issues for Wiltshire by voting on their phone during the youth elections.

Fifteen candidates from across Wiltshire with ages ranging from 12 to 17 are standing for nomination for the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections this month.

UKYP representatives sit on a number of key boards ensuring children and young people's views and best interests are heard. They have influence on decisions affecting children, safeguarding and services for young people.

The election period started on 29 January and will end on 11 February. Young people aged 11 to 18 years are eligible to vote if they live in Wiltshire or attend boarding school here. Votes can only be cast once. To vote, text the first name of the candidate you are voting for to 07984 357705.

Laura Mayes cabinet member for children said: "We place great importance on the views of young people and I'm very pleased that so many have put themselves forward for this role and are wanting to take on that responsibility. I'd encourage all Wiltshire's young residents to read the candidates' manifestos and vote with their phones."

For further details on the candidates visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/children-young-people-voice

Last updated: 7 February 2018 | Last reviewed: 7 February 2018

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