Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker is on the hunt for a youth MP to take his place during the New Zealand Youth Parliament 2019.
“Youth Parliament is a wonderful opportunity for young people from all over the country to come to Wellington and debate topical issues facing New Zealand, in the heart of Parliament”, says Mr Walker.
“It’s a great chance for a young person from Clutha-Southland to come and experience the inner workings of Parliament and learn a few new skills.
“I am on the search for a young Clutha-Southlander who is keen to give our region a strong voice in Parliament.
“My fiancé Penny was a youth MP for Eric Roy, and she’s happy to give advice to anyone who wants to apply, and to the person who will become Clutha-Southland’s Youth MP.
“Nominees must be aged 16-18 years old and will come to Wellington in July next year to experience what it’s like to be a MP for a couple of days. They will participate in Parliament, debate a number of issues in Select Committees and attend caucus.”
Mr Walker is looking forward to reading all the applications to see what issues the young people of Clutha-Southland think are most important to the region to raise at Youth Parliament 2019.
To apply, applicants needs to write no more than 750 words to Hamish Walker. It must include what the applicant believes the three biggest issues in Clutha-Southland are, how these issues could be solved and details of their involvement in their local community. Please email your application to Hamish.firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 October 2018.