UKYP Regional News Roundup: October 2013 28th October 2013

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“The media doesn’t always show the true bits about youth and it’s got to the point now where young people are being judged – by their age.” DMYP for Fareham, Gosport and Havant

The Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Fareham, Gosport and Havant, Chloe Shields (pictured above with Gosport MP,  Caroline Dinenage) has said she wants to help change the way young people are perceived by the media:

“I want newspapers to put a column about all the positive things young people around the community are doing, but I need people’s help. I need children to write in and tell all about the wonderful things they’re doing. It might be in school or just around their areas.

This isn’t just going to help young people; it’s going to help elderly people.

Elderly people are terrified of young people as the media portrays them to be part of hooded gangs. Therefore, the media isn’t just changing young people’s appearances; it’s changing the way elderly people act towards youth.”

Read the full story on The News, Portsmouth

 

“It is essential for young people to take part in any political process so that their views are loud and clearly heard” – MYP for East Wiltshire

Charles McGrath, member of the UK Youth Parliament for East Wiltshire and a pupil at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury, will be visiting schools, colleges and youth centres to encourage students to cast their vote.

He said: “It is essential for young people to take part in any political process so that their views are loud and clearly heard. The UK Youth Parliament, and in particular the ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign, offers young people from across the country that opportunity.”

Read the full story on Salisbury Journal

 

MYP for Isle of Wight reiterates importance of Make your Mark

The Member of Youth Parliament for the Isle of Wight, Robert Selby has been talking about the Make your Mark campaign:

“All the ballot papers ensure young people’s voices are heard. The issue you vote for is very important and could be next year’s national campaign for the UK Youth Parliament.”

Read the full story On The Wight