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The new Enfield Youth Parliament will take shape this evening
Anxious young politicians will learn if they have been elected to Enfield's Youth Parliament when counting takes place tonight.
Ballot boxes were returned to the Enfield Borough Council’s Civic Centre in Silver Street today and are ready to be counted.
Fifteen secondary schools have had their say and their votes will shape a third Enfield Youth Parliament, made up of 16 new members.
There are 27 candidates across four constituencies in the borough with all vying to be a member of the parliament and a decision will be made by 8pm this evening.
Returning officer Councillor Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for children & young people, said: “In almost all respects this election follows procedures for national elections. It is a great way to introduce the traditions of democracy and to help young people form opinions and judgement.
“The 27 candidates standing for election prepared their manifestos and their leaflets explaining what they stand for and what they hope to do if elected. Sixteen of them will serve two years in the parliament representing young people. Our Youth Parliament is an influential body and the council takes their views and issues very seriously.”
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