Mullion pupil wins seat on Cornwall Youth Parliament
3:00pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
A Mullion pupil will be taking her seat at Cornwall’s Youth Parliament after winning the popular vote.
Thirteen-year-old Talia Sealey was announced as the deputy member of the youth parliament for West Cornwall, at a special ceremony at County Hall following elections held at schools, colleges and youth centres.
Talia will be deputy to |17-year-old Jaspa Stritt, from Truro College.
In mid-Cornwall, 15-year-old Tia Joslyn, from Truro High School, was elected as the member of the youth parliament, with 17-year-old Ben Haddy, from Truro College elected as deputy.
In total, 18 candidates stood for election in the three areas – nine in West Cornwall, six in Mid Cornwall and three in East Cornwall. Voting for the election took place between Monday, January 28 and Friday, February 1, with 4,000 votes cast.
Speaking to the newly elected members at the ceremony, Neil Burden, the council’s portfolio holder for children’s services, said: “There are almost 120,000 children and young people up to the age of 18 in Cornwall so the newly elected MYPs have a huge electorate to represent.
The youth parliament election takes place every two years in Cornwall to |fit in with the national programme.