Scottish Youth Parliament By-Election

Click here to vote in the Youth Scot Motherwell and Wishaw by-election

You can see all of the candidates in the by-election here

Scottish Youth Parliament By-election

Report from Mr Smith

Pupils are getting ready to vote in the upcoming Scottish Youth Parliament by-election for Motherwell and Wishaw. Christopher Wilson from the school is standing as a candidate and we are extremely proud of his hard work. Young people will have the opportunity to vote in Our Lady’s High School next week.

Scottish Youth Parliament By- Election

Report from Miss Halket

There will soon be a by-election for the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency for the Scottish Youth Parliament. The successful candidate will undertake their role until the SYP election in 2017.

Voting for the by-election will take place from Friday 10th June – Thursday 16th June 2016. If you are aged 14 or over and are interested in standing for election you must see Miss Halket by Friday 3rd June at the latest.

Scottish Youth Parliament Hustings

Report from Miss Halket

On Monday 16th February, Our Lady’s High was host to the Scottish Youth Parliament hustings that are currently taking place across Motherwell and Wishaw. Pupils from Our Lady’s had the opportunity to hear from candidates across the constituency.

All of the candiates, including our very own Collette Whitson and Magen McNulty, spoke with confidence and conviction.

All of our young people will have opportunity to vote in the Scottish Youth Parliament elections this year, between Monday 2nd and Friday 13th March.

Scottish Youth Parliament

Report from Miss Halket

On Monday at 12.50 Scottish Youth Parliament candidates from across Motherwell and Wishaw will be outlining their manifestos in the Science Lecture Theatre Room. Please bring your lunch along and gain insight into the fantastic choice of candidates running for election this year. It is important that you are informed and make the best decision for you.

This event will help you make this decision and is an opportunity to show your support for our wonderful OLHS candidates – Collette Whitson, Magen McNulty and Grant Mackin.

If you have any questions about this event then please come and see me.

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections

Young people who want to make a difference, both to their local area and to national issues are being encouraged to stand for next year’s Scottish Youth Parliament.

The next elections will be happening across Scotland in March 2013 and North Lanarkshire Council is looking to hear from young people who think they’ve got what it takes to become a candidate.

As long as you are aged between 14 and 25 (at 15th March 2013), live in Scotland and can demonstrate a passion and commitment, then there’s nothing to stop you from taking up your chance to make your voice heard.

Make sure your get in quick though; registration closes on 7th December 2012.

MSYP’s are volunteers, so if you’re looking for a nice salary you’ll be disappointed – instead you can look forward to lots of hard work representing the views of young people in your area.

In return, you’ll get support, training and some amazing opportunities, for instance for past two years, North Lanarkshire MSYP’s have been at Westminster Parliament in London and also been part of the Olympic Games Legacy.

For more information come along to your local information evening:

Our Lady’s High School (Motherwell) – 6pm Tuesday 13 November

or contact Community Learning & Development on 01698 403830

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections

The Scottish Youth Parliament Elections are taking place all this week (20th-24th April). Pupils have a chance to vote during their Social Subjects classes in S1-5, with additional periods organised for 5th  and 6th year.  

The manifestos for each candidate are on display in the LRC. You can vote for TWO candidates. If you click on this link, you will reach the Young Scot voting page. You will need to log in with your Young Scot card number to see the candidates and to vote. Mrs Macfadyen has extra card numbers for anyone without a Young Scot card. Please see Mrs Macfadyen or Mrs King if you want more information. 

NB: You must CONFIRM your votes before leaving the Young Scot site or they will not count.

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections

Elections for the Youth Parliament are taking place after the Easter holidays. Mary Jane Carroll of 4M is standing for the Motherwell constituency.

Most pupils will have an opportunity to vote with their Social Subjects classes. You will need your Young Scot card, so please keep it with you after the Easter holidays.

If you want to find out more about the Youth Parliament, please click here.