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Slough Youth Parliament 2019

Slough Youth Parliament group

Slough Youth Parliament members have been busy working on their manifesto priorities since being elected.

The 40 members of Slough Youth Parliament represent the views of other young people in the borough and influence key decisions around local services.

Local manifesto priorities are to:

  • tackle homelessness
  • support positive mental health.

They’ll also support national UKYP priorities to:

  • support votes at 16
  • capture the views of young people in the annual Make your Mark ballot - UKYP national campaign
  • tackle knife crime.

In Slough 75% of young people successfully took part in democratic process (out of a total of 10,619 eligible young people, 8,011voted in electing their youth representatives).

Slough Youth Parliament logoMembers serve a two-year term and they have elected one representative to sit on the UK Youth Parliament, to represent the views of Slough’s young people on a national level, as well as representatives to several local strategic boards. This year the representative is Hassan Fazeel, 14, from Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy.

Council youth worker Giovanni Ferri, said: “It’s inspiring to see so many of our young people engaging in local democracy. Slough Youth Parliament offers young people aged 11-19 the opportunity to get involved and make a difference in their local community. For the individuals involved it is also an opportunity to learn key transferable skills for the future.”

Slough Youth Parliament is supported by Slough Borough Council’s Young People’s Service. In addition to SYP,  they offers a wide range of opportunities for young people to get involved in influencing local services and decisions in the town such as young inspectors programme, consultations and volunteering.

For more information or to get involved on Slough’s Youth Voice initiatives, email sloughforyouth@slough.gov.uk or call 01753 875510.

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