and in ballot boxes which will be going around schools.
~ The following article about the UK Youth Parliament was in the Burton Mail dated Tuesday, January 26, 2010:
Seven young people from the Burton area are making a stand for Staffordshire as they step up their campaigns to be elected to the UK Youth parliament.
Staffordshire County Council's youth service is calling on young people across the county to 'make your say count' by voting in this year's UK Youth Parliament elections.
A total of 25 Candidates from Staffordshire are standing to become one of four members of Youth Parliament and four deputies for the four constituencies of Staffordshire.
MYP voting started on Saturday and ends at midnight on Friday, February 5. Young people can text their vote by putting 'vote, then a space and then the name of the candidate they want to vote for to 60003.
Alternatively, to vote online visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/ukyp where details of all the prospective candidates and their personal statements can be found.
Darren Foley, Staffordshire youth Service Participation Worker, said: "we're really looking forward to young people from all over Staffordshire voting for who they want to represent their views at local and national level.
"with voting started, we want young people to vote. Votes do count and are absolutely imperative to make sure the right person is elected, and make sure that services for young people continue to improve both across Staffordshire, nationally and internationally.