Molly Stands for UK Parliament Elections for 11 to 18 years old

Posted on 20th March, 2018

Molly Stands for UK Parliament Elections for 11 to 18 years old


 Molly has been involved with Student Voice at BSCA since starting at the Academy and firmly believes in young people having a voice and that their views need to be heard and considered. From being involved at BSCA Molly went on to take part in the Bolton meetings and soon firmly established herself as a young person worth listening to. She became Head Girl in September 2017 and is working hard to achieve GCSE success to enable her to go onto 6th Form and university. In what little spare time she has Molly loves listening to and playing music.

When it was suggested she should stand as a candidate in the Youth MP Election she quickly agreed and is now one of the 10 Bolton candidates.

The UK Youth Parliament is run by young people for young people. Over 600 candidates from around the UK take issues raised at local meetings to local and national government to make positive changes.

Young people get to choose who is in Youth Parliament by voting in this election.

Once elected a Youth MP will find out the concerns, interests and needs of other young people in Bolton and then discuss these on a local, regional and national level. Youth MPs meet councillors, MPs and other key decision makers to take forward issues of local importance.

They will also attend regional meetings and meet with the UK Youth Parliament once a year.

Voting gives young people a voice on important issues that affect them and their local community - from transport to education and leisure activities.

If you have a vote, you have a voice - Please note you must be aged 11-18 to vote!

Take a look at this year's candidates and select up to two choices when voting, you have up until Wednesday 04 April 2018 to have your say...

There are 10 candidates standing for election.

Molly’s manifesto says

‘’20% of today’s youth is 100% of our future’’

I will encourage schools to equip young people with vital skills to conquer the future.

I will raise aspirations and promote the opportunities available for young people in Bolton.

I will reduce the stereotypical view of young people by promoting the positive work they are taking part in.

Please don’t forget to vote for Molly

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