Applications to stand in the Scottish Youth Parliament’s 2023 elections are live!
Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, also known as MSYPs, are aged between 14 and 25. They are democratically elected every two years – two each for every Scottish Parliament constituency.
In Angus, two constituencies will be contested with candidates having a chance to represent other young people in their local community.
Throughout their current term, MSYPs in Angus have been active in campaigning for safer travel, better bus services as well as improvements in mental health support for young people.
Prospective candidates have until Monday 31 July to register their interest in standing to become an MSYP. Young people will then receive training to help them develop their skills over the summer before they launch their election campaigns in the autumn.
Across Scotland, young people will then cast their ballots to choose who they want to represent them for the next two years between Monday 6th November and Sunday 19th November.
Since 1999, MSYPs have successfully campaigned for change for Scotland’s children and young people in their mission to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up.
Previous campaign successes have included free bus travel, protecting young people’s rights by campaigning to bring the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law, and calling for 16 and 17 years old to be able to vote in all Scottish elections.