Please see below details of how students can nominate themselves for Sutton Youth Parliament Elections.
Nominations will open on MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER and close on FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER. As in previous years nominations will take place online, the link to page is shown below.
Link on SYS site: http://wp.me/p1jsaw-Bt
Would you like to be the voice of young people in Sutton?
Do you want to represent the views of Sutton’s young people at a local and national level?
Do you have something to say and stand up for?
THEN NOMINATE YOURSELF TO BE SUTTON’S MYP FOR 2014!!!!
All you need to do is read on to find out what it’s all about, how to nominate yourself, how to get your campaign started, and get the votes coming in for you!
What’s it all about?
Sutton is holding an election to elect a new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for 2014. The MYP represents the views of young people in Sutton at a local level and at UK Youth Parliament and is elected by the young people of Sutton for a 1 year term.
What does a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) do?
The MYP and the Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP) represent the views of young people in Sutton at UK Youth Parliament.
The MYP and DMYP are supported by members of the Sutton Youth Parliament once they are elected. This group of self nominated young people support the MYP and DMYP, by helping them represent young people in Sutton, working together on projects or campaigns and providing ideas and inspiration.
They attend fortnightly local meetings with Sutton Youth Parliament members and work on local campaigns and events.
They attend monthly meetings with out Executive Head of Education and Early Intevention.
They attend British Youth Council training events, conventions, annual sittings and a House of Commons debate.
What is the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP)?
UKYP aims to give the young people of the UK, between the age of 11 and 18, a voice which will be heard and listened to by local and national government, providers of services for young people and other agencies that have an interest in the views and needs of young people.
Click here (opens in a new tab/window) to find out more about the role of MYP, what is expected of you if you are elected and how much time you need to commit to the role.
I want to stand for election as Sutton’s 2014 MYP – how do I nominate myself?
If you are…
aged between 11 and 18 and living in or going to school in Sutton borough
Interested in getting involved and representing the views of others?
Able to commit to attending fortnightly meetings and regular events as an MYP or DMYP?
…just continue reading and complete the nomination form below.
What happens after I nominate myself?
Once you have completed the online registration, it is time to start campaigning and getting people to know who you are and why you want them to vote for you!
You can do posters, videos on YouTube, facebook pages, hold assemblies in your school, whatever works for you.
It is also important to get your school on board to support your nomination. Make sure you let your head teacher know you are standing for election and that you want to support how the elections are held in your school.
How will the elections work?
Any young person between the ages of 11 and 18 can take part in the elections by nominating themselves as a candidate and by voting for a candidate.
During Election week all young people will be encouraged to place their vote by completing a ballot paper and selecting the candidate they want to vote for. All ballot papers will be placed in ballot boxes which will be found in most secondary schools in Sutton.
The votes are counted and the elections will be ‘first past the post’. The candidate with the most votes will be elected as MYP for 2014. The candidate with the second highest votes will be the Deputy MYP
Voting will take place 11th – 22nd November 2013
Any more information?
You will get support with your manifesto if needed, be able to attend meetings and events in the run up to the election so you can get an idea of the role of MYP, receive training and support from a worker.
If you would like to join Sutton Youth Parliament as a general member, please contact us today.
Any unsuccessful candidates who stand in the election are welcome to join the Sutton Youth Parliament after the elections.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org