VOTING IS OPEN TO FIND HOT YOUTH TOPICS IN CROYDON BOROUGH
Young people in Croydon are being asked to vote on the issues which are most important to them.
‘Make Your Mark’ is the largest youth consultation in the UK. It guides the Youth Parliament’s annual debate in the House of Commons and sets members’ campaign priorities for the coming year.
This year Croydon’s Youth Parliament representatives are looking to consult with more than 6,000 young people aged 11-18 who live or go to school in Croydon. The views of those young people can then be represented at a national level.
Options for priority topics for 2014-15 include subjects as wide-ranging as votes for 16-year-olds, the school curriculum, mental health services, the living wage, and euthanasia.
Cllr Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, families and learning, said: “It’s really important young people learn to value the power of democracy so they can take a full and active part in the way their communities are run.
“This vote is an excellent way of gauging which issues are most important to today’s young people. “Their concerns should be all of our concerns.”
People can cast their votes by visiting www.mi-voice.com/mym. There will also be paper ballots circulating through schools and youth centres and groups can hold mini-debates and then vote by a show of hands.
The deadline for votes is 3 October. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.