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Kingston elects young ambassadors to UK parliament

Two Kingston teenagers have been elected by their peers to represent the borough on a national body giving young people a voice.

Daniel Oliver, aged 19, and Haram Yu, 14, will head to the UK Youth Parliament in July after a vote by pupils from schools across Kingston.

Daniel, a former head of Kingston Youth Council, was elected head Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) and Haram deputy MYP at a meeting of school councils which heard from four candidates before the vote.

Daniel and Haram will work for the next year to fulfil the needs and wishes of young people in the borough.

Daniel said:

“We are looking forward to meeting other MYPs. My dream came true. I want to be fair but passionate and make the most of the opportunity.”

Daniel Oliver, Member of Youth Parliament 2014

Haram said:

“I was pleased to be elected and given this opportunity to take on this exciting role. I hope to bring more events to Kingston to engage the youth.”

Haram Yu, Deputy Member of Youth Parliament 2014

You can send a text to your MYP Daniel on 07906 913 954.

For more information go to yuonline.co.uk/6890.

To read about the UK Youth Parliament go to www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk