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Youths fight for change in Youth Parliament elections
Elections will take place today to select members of this year’s Youth Parliament.
Sixteen members of Enfield Youth Parliament will battle it out to serve as Members of the Youth Parliament for the next year and two deputies.
Thirty young people from Enfield’s area youth forums will vote for their favourites after listening to speeches from the candidates in the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town.
The new members of parliament will have the chance to shape the national youth agenda and learn about democracy by visiting the House of Commons.
Councillor Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for leisure, culture and youth, will be announcing the results at around 3pm.
He said: “This is a great opportunity for our young people to take part in decision making on the national stage. We have established a process for this important election.
“It means that Enfield’s young people can join other young people from across the country and can make their contribution to our national life and representing Enfield’s youth.”
The election, which is led by Enfield Borough Council, is organised by the Enfield Children’s Trust, a group of organisations representing children and young people in Enfield.