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YOUTH MP

Applications are now open for the 2022 East Coast Bays Youth MP

 

 

 

 

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.

WHAT DID MY LAST YOUTH MP DO?

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

YOUTH PARLIAMENT

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

ENTRY CRITERIA

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

HOW TO ENTER

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 5 NOVEMBER

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PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

Please complete if aged 17 or under as of 12/11/2021

Thanks for submitting an entry! We'll be in touch soon.

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