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One more day left to vote in Redbridge elections

PUBLISHED: 13:09 10 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:09 10 February 2016

Ten candidate standing for election in Redbridge

Ten candidate standing for election in Redbridge

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Young people from Redbridge have until Thursday February 11 to decide who will represent them at the UK Youth Parliament.

Voting takes place at a number of venues across the borough including, youth centre and schools.

Ten young people have put themselves up for the role and the two candidate with the most votes will become a Member of the UK Youth Parliament for 2016.

Councillor Elaine Norman, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said, “We have ten excellent candidates and I’m always impressed by the quality and understanding in their manifestos.

“This is a great chance for the young people of Redbridge to make their voices heard and make sure that their biggest issues are talked about and action is taken.”

The current MYPs are Bridget Okhioigbe and James Edwards, and over the past year they have led the Redbridge Young Cabinet as well as developing national and London based campaigns.

Councillor Norman added, “I’d ask all the young people in the borough to make sure they cast their vote.

“The MYPs in Redbridge have a fantastic history of making a difference in their community and representing the needs of their peers.”

To view the candidates and their manifestos, visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/youthelection


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