MYP Elections 2017

Blackpool Youth Voice announced their new campaign that during Feb/March 2017 there will be the new Member of Youth Parliament elections. The group planned and ran 3 sessions at the Town hall. First was to meet the young people who have put themselves forward to be candidates and to discuss the process (Mon 6th Feb 5.30-7pm), the next session at the Town hall was a Q&A session for the running candidates (Wed 1st march 5.30-7pm), then the final session at the town hall was the final election day (Sat 4th march 11-1pm). 

The 4 Candidates for MYP election 2017. Left to right Liam, Connor, Harry & Jack.

During the campaign the group advertised the role and this was sent to yp, schools, colleges, youth groups, carers centre etc. they set a deadline for the declaration of interest and then a voting time period.

The campaign received 450 votes all together for the 4 final candidates.

The BYV group members supported with the whole process, i.e manifestos & Q&A session.

The campaign was successful and have recruited new members to the group.

If you would like to be a member please contact youthsupport@urpotential.co.uk for more information

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