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Youth Parliament Elected

Published Monday, 21 October 2013

Young People in Enfield have elected a new Youth Parliament to represent their views for the next two years.

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Young people in Enfield aged from 11-19 went to the polls earlier this month to vote for their new Youth Parliament, with the winning candidates announced at the Civic Centre on Friday (18 October).

In all 16 candidates were selected by voters at 15 secondary schools across the borough, a total of 9,500 votes were cast and 64% of young people who were eligible to vote did so.

Speaking at the Election Count on Friday, returning officer and Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, told the winners:

"I believe strongly in Enfield’s Young People and recognise the importance of having a formal youth parliament that allows the views of Enfield’s youth to be heard.  Enfield Council and its partners need to continue to listen to our young residents as they are the future of Enfield. With this in mind I am pleased to announce the new Enfield Youth Parliament for 2013."

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield COuncil's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism, Cllr Bambos Charalambous, said: "You are a magnificent group of role models to your peers and colleagues.

"As new Youth Parliament Members you will have a role in helping young people to reach high and aspire to be the best they can. 

"You and your family and friends should be very proud of the commitment you have shown and accomplishments so far."

A full list of the new Youth Parliament can be found at the Enfield Children's Trust website

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