Youth MP for Selwyn wanted
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Selwyn MP Amy Adams is looking for an enthusiastic and civic-minded young person to represent Selwyn as the region’s Youth MP for 2019.
“Youth Parliament is held once every parliamentary term and is a significant opportunity for young New Zealanders to share their views and the views of their peers with the country’s decision-makers,” Ms Adams said.
“I want to hear from young people who are willing to get out and engage with other young people in their community to gather their views and represent them in parliament.”
To apply people need to live in the Selwyn electorate and be between 16 and 18 years of age (inclusive) as at October 19. They must also be available to attend Youth Parliament in July 2019 and commit to the Youth MP tenure, which runs from March 1 to August 31, 2019.
Ms Adams said she will be promoting the opportunity amongst the local secondary schools in Selwyn and each school will be invited to put forward two candidates.
Interested applicants who live in Selwyn but who do not attend a local high school should contact Ms Adams’ Selwyn electorate office on 03 344 0418 as soon as possible. Applications close on September 17, and the successful candidate will be announced in early October.