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Entries are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a video! We will announce the successful candidate very soon.

This will be the tenth New Zealand Youth Parliament, and I invite you to apply to represent the East Coast Bays as my Youth MP.

The Youth Parliament programme provides an opportunity for us to hear from young people from around New Zealand on what is important to them. It's also a great opportunity for Youth MP's to work on topics and issues they are passionate about.

If successful, you will need to be able to manage the time commitment of being my Youth MP from 1 March to 31 August 2022.


Maria Kopilevich was my Youth MP for 2019. She was spectacular and I really enjoyed taking her under my wing. As part of her time with me she not only attended Youth Parliament but also helped with promos, appeared on TV and radio and helped out with events. Click on the links below to see Maria in action.

Youth Voice promo video

Speech in the House at Youth Parliament

Mike Hoskings Breakfast Radio


Part of your tenure as my Youth MP will be to attend the Youth Parliament event, 19-20 July 2022.

This is held in Wellington and is entirely paid for by the Ministry of Youth Development. During the event you will experience all aspects of Parliament including:

  • Question time Youth MPs will ask questions of Ministers

  • Select Committees Youth MPs will break into subject select committees and their reports will be tabled in the House

  • General debate Youth MPs can discuss issues they feel passionate about

  • Legislative debate and vote Youth MPs will consider the Youth Parliament 2022 mock Bill and participate in a conscience vote

  • Party caucus sessions Youth MPs will be arranged into parties, to provide them a chance to discuss how conscience votes are made by caucuses


You must

  • be between 16 - 18 years of age on 12 November 2021

  • live in the East Coast Bays Electorate

  • be able to manage the time commitment from 1 March to 31 August 2022

  • be interested in issues affecting young people, politics and/or social change

  • be able to attend Youth Parliament, 19-20 July 2022


Shoot a 2 minute video introducing yourself, telling me what you're passionate about and what you would advocate for in Youth Parliament and why. Simple!

Fill out the form below and upload your video. ENTRIES CLOSE 12 NOVEMBER