Havering pupils head to the polls for UK Youth Parliament elections
- Credit: Stacey Kyraciou/Sanders School
Pupils headed to the voting booths last week to elect two new members for Youth Parliament following a week of campaigning by candidates.
A special assembly was at Sanders School in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, where all six candidates outlined their pledges to represent the young people of Havering.
On Thursday, February 25, the current two members of Havering Youth Parliament will step down and the two new members will be announced at a ceremony at Havering Town Hall.
Julie Steel, assistant headteacher, said the elections were important for all young people.
“Once again our students have had the opportunity to have their voice heard and I am very pleased and extremely proud that they are taking their role in democracy seriously,” she said.
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More than 600 young representatives are members of the UK Youth Parliament who work to ensure that the voices of young people are heard at a national, regional and local level.
The initiative is run by the British Youth Council.
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For more information visit havering.gov.uk or ukyouthparliament.org.uk