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East Lancs youth MPs set to take their seats
12:43pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 in Politics news
THE next generation of would-be MPs and politicial activitists are set to take their seats across East Lancashire.
Youth MPs representing the 12 municipal districts are set to take their seats after six months of intense campaigning.
And ,in a positive sign for the future, it is estimated that almost 34,000 young people have taken part in hustings gatherings since last October.
Youth councils elected the successful dozen, after candidates gave a closing speech extolling their virtues.
The winner in Burnley was Hollie Foden, in Hyndburn it is Hardeep Sidh, and Jack Cooke triumphed in Pendle.
Rossendale’s representative is now Joe Henry, Michael Hickey was selected for Ribble Valley, and Loren Coles at Chorley.
County Coun Mark Perks, young people’s cabinet member, said: “I would firstly like to thank the thousands of young people who took part, either by attending meetings, or standing for election.
"I attended many of the elections myself, and was hugely impressed with the commitment the young people showed, both to the democratic process and to their local communities.”
Around 125 candidates stood for the Youth Parliament seats across Lancashire.