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25 January 2010, 11:43 | Updated: 25 January 2010, 11:47
The annual elections for Hertfordshire's Memebers of Youth Parliament starts today
19 candidates from across the county are campaigning for six seats and six deputy seats.
Mayor of Hertsmere, Councilor Rosemary Gilligan said:
" Members of the Youth Parliament play an important role in representing their peers and making sure that young people's voices are heard on issues that affect and concern them. They do not represent any political party and campaign on everything from drugs and street crime to education and the environment."
Voting will be held online, allowing candidates to promote their manifestos via video clips and written statements, and all young people aged 11-19 can vote.
For more on the candidates click the link below:
The election process runs until noon on Friday 5th February and the results will be announced on Saturday 13th February at County Hall.