Noah Aldous (Y11 Student, Tarporley High School) Elected to Youth Parliament
Noah Aldous age 16 (Tarporley High School & Sixth Form College) has been elected, along with Alias Buchanan, to become Cheshire West’s Members of the Youth Parliament until the end of February 2016.
Young people from across Cheshire West voted for their representatives after an effective campaigning strategy which saw the students visit many schools. As a result, the two young politicians polled the most votes out of the final five candidates selected from across Cheshire West and so gained the two sought-after seats up for grabs in Youth Parliament.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer, Steve Robinson, announced the result of the election on March 4th where the successful youngsters were informed of their expected duties and responsibilities. He said: “Youth Members of Parliament and Senate members sit on Council Scrutiny Committees, are involved in consultations and young people give the Council their views on issues which affect every resident.”
Noah Aldous is now looking forward to visiting the Houses of Parliament in November 2014 where all elected members of Youth Parliament will sit in on a live debate in the House of Commons. As part of the experience, the Youth Parliament will have an hour where all members will present their own manifestos to a House full of MPs. Noah said “It’s such an exciting opportunity and I’m already thinking carefully about what I would like to present later this year.” Head Teacher Sarah Lee commented “We are extremely proud of Noah and his achievements. I am delighted that his passion for politics will give him the opportunity to share his views with MPs and I hope he will inspire many more young people to follow suit.”