Angmering School student Sebastian Maxted has duly been elected to represent the constituency of East Arun, Worthing & Adur as the Deputy Member of the UK Youth Parliament (DMYP).
After relinquishing his West Sussex Youth Cabinet position, having won the majority of youth votes in the Angmering constituency, and after being runner up in the Youth Parliament vote, he will serve as deputy for this year and take on the full roll of Member of Youth Parliament the following.
Sebastian will continue in his role of the Vice Chair of Arun Youth Council. Sebastian, who lives in Angmering, made the following comments: “I’m really proud to have been voted in by the youth of East Arun, Adur & Worthing to represent them in the UK Youth Parliament and l can’t wait to get to work on both the issues that I put forth in my manifesto and any new ones that are brought to me by my constituents.
“I feel The UK Youth Parliament is a wonderful opportunity which promotes an excellent forum for young people and forces those whom govern our country to recognise and consider the opinions of our generation; a great example of where we deserve to be heard is over tuition fees and also perhaps youth services. I just want to let all those whom voted for me know I am very grateful and thankful.”
The UK Youth Parliament, run by young people for young people, aims to give 11-18 year olds in the UK a voice that will be heard by local and national government, and others who have an interest in the views and needs of young people, to bring about social change.