East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson is encouraging young people to consider standing for the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Nominations for prospective Youth Parliament candidates opened this week and are open to anyone aged 14-25. The closing date is 31 October at 5pm, with elections taking place from 2 – 13 March 2015.
To register your interest please visit: syp.org.uk/elections
Commenting, Jo said:
“The recent referendum involved many young people in politics for the first time, and the fantastic turnout of younger voters is a hugely encouraging sign for the future of democracy in Scotland.
“I encourage any local young person whose interest in politics was captured by the referendum to continue their democratic engagement and consider standing as a candidate for East Dunbartonshire in the Scottish Youth Parliament elections. This would provide an ideal opportunity to experience the thrill of political campaigning to represent your local area.”