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Youth Parliament

Logo of Youth ParliamentYouth Parliament is coordinated by the Ministry of Youth Development and takes place every three years. The latest one took place on 16 and 17 July 2013.

Members of Parliament select young New Zealanders aged between 16 and 18 to see first hand how our democratic system works. The Youth Members take part in debates in the Chamber of Parliament House, and hold youth select committee meetings.

Canterbury Youth MPs

In the Canterbury region, the 2013 attendees (with the MPs who nominated them in brackets) included:

The Youth Parliament is also attended by a number of young journalists who report on its activities.

Mock Bill

Youth MPs debated a mock bill about electoral reform which proposed:

Previous Youth Parliaments

Our reports from the 2007 Youth Parliament: