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Youngsters vote for youth council candidates

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 26, 2014

Election for Parish Youth Council.

Election for Parish Youth Council.

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SCHOOL pupils have found out who has been elected onto a youth council in Winshill.

Three junior schools – Tower View Primary, Winshill Village Primary and Holy Rosary RC Primary – took part in the election, along with Abbot Beyne School, where there were four nominations in every year group.

The elections began on January 27 and nominations closed on February 12. It was then up to the candidates’ classmates to vote for who they thought would best represent them.

Councillor Dennis Fletcher, who was key in implementing the elections, said: “The kids were very excited and there was a 99 per cent turnout.”

Being voted onto the council means the successful youngsters will attend meetings once every term, where they will come up with ideas for what they want to see in Winshill.

“They will remain on the council for two years.

“The aim is to get them interested in politics, and this is the fourth time that the elections have been held.

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