This lunch time our students have been filling out ballot papers to vote for the St Helens MYP (Member of Youth Parliament). Standing for election are Lower Sixth Politics students Aiden Studdard, Finley Milne and Joe Maloney.

The role of an MYP is to ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers. They meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches and hold debates.

The three Carmel candidates will compete with students from other schools and colleges for the position. Here are their manifestos:-

Aiden Studdard – Mental Health, Education opportunities, Transport. “I will work to ensure the voices of young people are heard to make a better community for all now and in the future.”

Finley Milne¬†– Provide a platform of young people; raise awareness of alcohol and drug abuse; change St Helens for the better. “I would work to take all opinions into consideration to try and provide the best representation of what young people want.”

Joe Maloney – Transport, Environment, Better police interaction with community and youth clubs. “I am proud of our town and it is my aim to provide a healthier, safer and cleaner St Helens for the roots of its community.”

Thanks to all those students who voted today. Watch this space for the announcement of the Youth Parliament winner on 4th March!

Find out more about studying Politics at Carmel

UK Youth Parliament