Locals MPs Simon Bridges and Todd Muller are looking for young people to represent Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty in Wellington

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Can you see a future for yourself as an MP?  Or are you are just curious about how Parliament works?  Here is your chance to have your voice heard and to experience first-hand how decisions are made that impact all of New Zealand. 

Young people are now invited to apply to take up the title, and responsibility of Youth MP for the Tauranga and Bay of Plenty Electorates – and to attend Youth Parliament held in July during Parliament’s recess next year.

If successful, they will join 120 other youth MPs selected to engage with and represent their community from January 2016 – and put your experience to practice at Youth Parliament to be held on 19-20 July 2016.

Simon and Todd invite those interested to submit an essay of 800 words answering the question “what inspires young people to get involved with politics today”.  Nominations open on International Youth Day 12 August 2015.

“We want to hear from young people who are willing to get out and engage with the youth in their community to gather their views and represent them in Parliament” says both Simon Bridges and Todd Muller.

Youth Parliament 2016 is a one-in-three year opportunity for young New Zealanders to share their views and the views of their peers with the country’s decision-makers.

Youth Parliament gives young people the opportunity to understand and participate in Parliament and the decision-making process. 

Nominated Youth MPs will hold the title from 25 January to 25 July 2016. They are expected to engage with their community during this time, so all New Zealand youth have the opportunity to have their voice heard. 

Anyone interested in becoming the Youth MP for Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga or Todd Muller MP for Bay of Plenty should use contact names as per details below or contact the Ministry of Youth Development at beheard@youthpariliament.co.nz  

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Contact :

Office of Hon Simon Bridges                                                                       Office of Todd Muller

maree.brookes@parliament.govt.nz                                                      raiha.hooker@parliament.govt.nz

Member of Parliament for Tauranga                                                       Member of Parliament for Bay of Plenty

P O Box 581                                                                                                        P O Box 11114

Tauranga 3140                                                                                                   Papamoa 3151

Ph: 07 577 0923                                                                                                 07 542 0505


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The Ministry of Youth Development can be contacted on beheard@youthparliament.govt.nz See www.youthparliament.govt.nz