Youth Parliament members voted in

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Rotherham’s two latest Members of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament and their deputies have been voted into office by young people from across the borough.

The votes were counted on Friday with voting taking place in schools, youth centres/provisions and colleges.

The new MYPs, who will now represent the borough on the national stage, are 16-year-old Kyle Walker, from Wath, and Josh Parker, 14, from Thrybergh.

Their deputies are Oliver Blake, 13, from Bramley and Josh Whitehouse, aged 15, from Kimberworth Park.

Councillor Mahroof Hussain, Cabinet Member for Community Development, Equality and Young People’s Issues, said: “It’s great to see so many young people getting involved in local democracy with more than 5,000 votes cast in this election. “The work of the Youth Parliament gives a prominent national voice to our young people as well as offering a great opportunity for them to develop personally, so I wish all our new MYPs well in their new roles.”