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Aspiring parliamentarians sought to represent Jersey

Aspiring parliamentarians sought to represent Jersey

Sunday 15 September 2019

Aspiring parliamentarians sought to represent Jersey


Young people with their eyes firmly set on a political future are being offered an advance taste of parliamentary life - by representing Jersey in Delhi.

Islanders aged 18 to 29 with an interest in political affairs are being sought to represent the island at the 10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament being held in Delhi, India, in November.

The CYP is designed to demonstrate the role and purpose of parliaments as "institutions for democracy and good governance" and to help attendees develop their experience and leadership skills.

During the Youth Parliament - the last of which took place in Jersey - participants will have the opportunity to take part in parliamentary procedures as party representatives or independents, debate controversial issues and face the media in a ‘mock’ media conference.

“If you’re interested in local politics, aged 18 to 29, and keen to stand out from the crowd in developing your career, we welcome your application to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Deputy Carolyn Labey, Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Jersey.

"Whether you aspire to become a politician or not, we are looking for two confident and articulate individuals who take pride in their island and want to play an active role in the Youth Parliament while representing Jersey on a global stage. The two successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop international contacts with future and current politicians from around the Commonwealth.”

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Pictured: Deputy Carolyn Labey, Jersey's Chair of the CPA, encouraged young people "interested in local politics" to take part.

Interested applicants should send a copy of their CV and a cover letter of no more than 500 words to the Greffier of the States, Dr. Mark Egan at m.egan@gov.je.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 19 September and interviews will take place the week commencing 23 September. The CYP will be held from 24 to 28 November.

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