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Voting is over!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Voting is over!
Voting is now over, so that's it for this year Youth Parliament elections, only the election results day left. 
I'll find out the results of the voting and who is the new member of Youth Parliament and Deputy member of Youth Parliament, on Saturday 13th, at the election event.
For anyone interested, you will be able to watch the election event LIVE over the internet! 
But I will give more details of this nearer the date.
For now, I'd like to say thank you for all the support you have given me so far.

~ Adam

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Last Chance To Vote!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Last Chance To Vote!

Its Friday 5th, which means that this is your last chance to get your vote in and have your say on who is the new member of Youth Parliament representing your views.

There are two ways left for you to vote:

Online at: vote.adam4myp.com

Or 

By texting 'vote adam' 
To: 60003

You only have until midnight tonight to cast your vote and have your say in this years Youth Parliament elections. Also, remember to encourage all your friends who are eligible to vote to do so.

You can also read my election statement and why you should vote for me here:  Election Statement

~ Adam

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Issue: Raise The Profile Of The UK Youth Parliament

Monday, 1 February 2010

Issue: Raise The Profile Of The UK Youth Parliament

~ image copyright UK Youth Parliament

If elected onto the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP), as a Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) one of the things which I would like to see improved is the profile of the UKYP, the majority of people have never heard of it or the work in which it does for them.

At present, there is very little known  about the UKYP and the work that it does for people aged 11 to 18, in the local area.

This leaves a large proportion of young people unable to raise any issues they have with the UKYP, this also makes it an even bigger problem when it comes to the election of there local UKYP member, because they don't have much of an idea what they are voting for or why.

The way I would go about in raising the profile of the UK Youth Parliament in the local area, would be to keep people informed with what is going on, as well as what I have been up to in a regular newsletter. 

I would also look to keep people up to date with what was going on through other forms of media such as local newspapers, social networking sites such as facebook and twitter, school assembles as well as from my website: www.adam4myp.com

If you have not voted yet there is still time. Vote by either:


  • Texting: 'vote adam'                                                          
  • To: 60003                                                                           
  • online at: vote.adam4myp.com                                        
  • ballot boxes which will be going around schools.           

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Mailbox: Doing best for young

Mailbox: Doing best for young

~ A letter that was featured in the Burton Mail, dated Monday, February 1st, 2010, following the article about my UKYP campaign: Leisure key to teen campaign You can also find out about the lack of things to do in Burton in my recent article:  Issue: lack of things to do

It was good to read Burton schoolboy Adam Clarke, in the Burton Mail, taking an active interest in his local surroundings and his ambition to become elected to the UK Youth Parliament.

Young people are the country's future and will be responsible for shaping our communities over time. 

As borough councillors, it is important that we engage actively with young people, to help shape our services particularly in leisure over the coming years.

As deputy leaders responsible for leisure and youth engagement, we are particularly interested in Adam's comments about the lack of leisure attractions.

The council does, in fact, offer many and varied activities for young people to get involved in through the Brewhouse arts centre, Shobnall Leisure Centre, and the town's extensive areas of open space. 

Once complete, the refurbished leisure centre will offer greatly improved facilities better aligned to the needs of our residents, including young people.

We would be keen to meet with Adam at any time in order to better understand his concerns, and discuss anything he feels would possibly improve how we promote and advertise our services.

Liz Staples, deputy leader for partnerships and youth engagement
Bernard Peters, deputy leader for environment and leisure

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Issue: Lack Of Things To Do

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Issue: Lack Of Things To Do
~ Image copyright Burton Mail

In Burton there is very little which young people can take part in and have fun. With the closure of the Burton Bowling Alley at Bargates, and also the recent closure of the Meadowside for refurbishment, this has left people in Burton with hardly anything which they can do in there own time. Especially young people because they restricted by means in which to travel, such as a car.

This only leaves the cinema and hanging around town as a valid option for which young people can do. This, however, not only leaves a poor choice of facilities in the area, but also is not a suitable option every weekend, as the cost of going to the cinema soon adds up.

There is also clearly, a demand for a bowling alley in Burton, as well as other new facilities in which people can take part in, and this demand is shown by a Facebook group alone, called 'we want a bowling alley in Burton!' which has attracted over 5,000 members to its cause.

What I propose is to see a range of new facilities in Burton, which people can take part in after school, at weekends and in the school holidays. 

These type of facilities would include things such as a bowling alley, more youth club provisions, an Ice Rink, Roller skating, laser quest, a Live music venue, more under 18 clubs (e.g UBA) or even just more places to hang out.  

If elected onto the UK Youth Parliament I will actively campaign to see the introduction of such facilities in Burton and the surrounding areas to make the lives of young people more fun and to benefit them.

If you have not voted yet there is still time. Vote by either:

  • Texting: 'vote adam'                                                                   
  • To: 60003                                                                                      
  • online at: vote.adam4myp.com                                             
  • ballot boxes which will be going around schools.                     

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Voting... A Week Left To Go.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Voting... A Week Left To Go.


Hi everyone,

So, its now half way through the voting period, and its been a busy week of campaigning which looks set to continue next week.

Remember to vote for me you can either:


Remember, your vote does count and can make all the difference in winning or losing.
Voting is for people aged 11-18, living in Staffordshire and is one vote per person.

You can read why you should vote for me in my election statement and also read what I have to say about my chosen issues in there own articles which are being posted up over the next week.
To follow my campaign and keep up to date with all the news about my campaign as it happens please join our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Thanks for all your support so far, and encourage your friends to vote and show there support as well.

~ Adam 


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Issue: The Forgotten years... Youth Discount Card

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Issue:  The Forgotten Years... Youth Discount Card

~ image copyright Brandon University


If elected onto the UK Youth Parliament one of the issues which I would be actively  campaigning for, would be to see the introduction of a Youth Discount Card for students in full time education, such as Secondary school.


At this current time there is only a student discount card available for people that attend college or sixth form, leaving a gap between primary school and college where young people are being made to pay adult prices, at such places like the cinema.

In Primary school we pay child prices, which most of the time would be paid by our parents or guardian, anyway. In College or Sixth form there is the student discount card which gives a discount off most shops and services. On top of that some students are entitled to EMA and could even get a job of there own.



This leaves people, aged 11 to 16, in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 paying adult prices with no discount of any kind and no support such as EMA. 


This treatment makes it seem like we are forgotten by the system and left to pay the full price for 5 years before we get any financial let off.


This unfair treatment of years 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 can not continue. Vote for me and if elected I will actively campaign to raise awearness of this issue and bring change.

If you have not voted yet there is still time. Vote by either:



  • Texting: 'vote adam'                                                          
  • To: 60003                                                                           
  • online at: vote.adam4myp.com                                        
  • ballot boxes which will be going around schools.                    

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