NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
John And Anthony To Fly Flag For City's Youth
Coventry teenagers will soon be rubbing shoulders with the
country’s movers and shakers as the city’s representatives in
the new UK Youth Parliament.
two ‘MYP’s that have been elected to represent young people in
the city on a national level are John Dalziel, aged 18, and
Woodlands school pupil Anthony Ruck, aged 15. They were both
elected at the Youth 4 Youth Conference held at Coventry City
Football Club earlier this month.
role as MYPs is to get the voice of Coventry youth heard at the
highest level of government.
will attend the first sitting of the UK Youth Parliament, which
will be made up of over 400 MYPs, and is being held in February.
of John and Anthony’s first jobs will be to work with other
young people to get their views as part of a Young People’s
manifesto will be based on the hopes, fears, issues and ideas of
young people from all walks of life and from all over the country
and will be presented to cabinet, Parliament, party leaders and
aim is to give adults a better idea of the impact of their
decisions on children and young people.
who works as a presenter for Kix 96, said:
look forward to the year ahead as an MYP, representing the youth
of Coventry and cannot wait to hear the views, issues and ideas
that young people have.
has been said that there are NO ACTIVE YOUTH in Coventry and I
see this as an opportunity to prove people wrong!"