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Teenagers from Watford, Chorleywood and Bushey selected for Youth Parliament
Teenagers from Watford, Chorleywood and Bushey have been elected to represent the views of their peers in the 2013 Youth Parliament.
Watford Girls’ Grammar School students Ije Amaechi, 16, from Bushey, Watford Boys Grammar School students Jonny Brighton, 17, from Bushey and Marco Scozzafavva, 16, from Watford plus St Clement Danes School student Emma Flude, 15, from Chorleywood, were selected in an online ballot.
A total of 19 young people from all parts of Hertfordshire campaigned to be elected as Members of the UK Youth Parliament in the four scheme’s fourth year.
Richard Roberts, Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for children's services, said: "Congratulations to all those who took part whether successful or not but particularly to our newly elected MYPs; this will be an exciting journey for these young people who will be working to make a difference for others across Hertfordshire.
"I am absolutely determined that the voice of young people is heard in Hertfordshire as we should never underestimate the power of a young person speaking with conviction."