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Selwyn MP Amy Adams has announced that she is looking for an enthusiastic and civic-minded young person to represent Selwyn as the region’s Youth MP for 2019.

“Youth Parliament is held once every parliamentary term and is a significant opportunity for young New Zealanders to share their views and the views of their peers with the country’s decision-makers,” Ms Adams said.

“I want to hear from young people who are willing to get out and engage with other young people in their community to gather their views and represent them in Parliament,” Ms Adams said.

To apply you need to live in the Selwyn electorate and be 16–18 years of age (inclusive) as at 19 October 2018. You must also be available to attend Youth Parliament on 16 and 17 July 2019 and commit to the Youth MP tenure which runs from 1 March to 31 August 2019.

Ms Adams will be promoting the opportunity amongst the local secondary schools in Selwyn and each school will be invited to put forward two candidates. Interested applicants who live in Selwyn but do not attend a local high school should contact Amy Adams’ Selwyn electorate office on 03 344 0418 as soon as possible. Applications close on 17th September.

The final selection of the Youth MP will occur during the evening of Thursday 4th October.

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