Youth Parliament candidates announced

Orkney’s Youth Parliament Candidates. From the left: Calum McArthur, Isla Leslie, Brooke Mitchell and Jack Norquoy.

Orkney has four candidates hoping for election to the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Jack Norquoy, Brooke Mitchell (both Stromness Academy), Calum McArthur and Isla Leslie (Kirkwall Grammar School) are in the running for the two Orkney seats in the parliament.

The online vote opens at 8am on Friday, March 3, and closes at midnight on Thursday, March 16. All young Orcadians between 12 and 25 are eligible to vote.

The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people.

Their democratically elected members listen to and recognise the issues that are most important to young people, ensuring that their voices are heard by the country’s decision makers.

They strive for a stronger, more inclusive Scotland that empowers young people by involving them in the decision making process.

There are three national sittings per year, with two members elected for each constituency for a term of two years.

The result of the vote will be declared in the Orkney Islands Council chamber at 4.30pm on Friday, March 17, by Orkney’s Returning Officer Alistair Buchan.

Further information about the candidates, including their profiles, can be found here.