Are you young and interested in politics? Fancy making a difference? Time is running out for candidates to declare their interest in standing for election as Member Of Youth Parliament for Halton.

2016 was an interesting one in politics. And who knows you could be the next big story. Could you be the next Trump, Corbyn, or May?

Elections will take place throughout February and March, but candidates must declare by Friday 13 January.

Anyone aged 11 to 18-years-old can take part in the election. The current MYP, Thomas Norris finishes his year of office in March.

Thomas said: “Being Member of youth Parliament is great for your CV and you can meet loads of people who are interested in the same things as you and it is really puts you in touch with the young people that you represent it gives them Hope that a young person is representing them”

“I went to the House of commons and debated topics and representing young people and I have done some amazing things like go to an eco-friendly event organised by the  Women’s Institute , went to three youth groups including Glow and Make it Happen.

“I also went to the Houses of Parliament and The Universty of York to Debate with my fellow MYPs and discuss stuff that goes on the UK Youth Parliaments’ Manifesto.

“Another highlight was organising Halton Against Hate.”

Anyone wanting more information can log onto

And keep an eye on Halton Youth Cabinet’s Facebook page or it’s Twitter feed  @HaltonYC as well as @haltonbc

The  elections in Halton were organised by Young Addaction on behalf of Halton’s Children’s Trust and Halton Borough Council as part of an on-going commitment to improve opportunities for all children and young people living in the borough.