Chiswick Community School’s Jack Mayorcas Becomes MYP

Council announces newly elected members of the Youth Parliament

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Chiswick Community School's Jack Mayorcas has been announced as the newly elected member of the Youth Parliament. Representing Hounslow Borough, Jack along with one other newly elected member is getting ready to make some noise about issues affecting local young people.

The winning candidates were announced after more than 4,000 votes, cast via email and the traditional ballot box, were counted. Voting took place in Hounslow Manor School, Chiswick Community School, Longford Community School, Feltham Community College, Heston Community School, Brentford School for Girls, Gunnersbury School, the Wood Lane Centre and various youth projects around the borough.

Jack Mayorcas, aged 15, and Sophie Cotton, 14, from Longford School, will represent the borough at the UK Youth Parliament national sitting in July, and at the London Regional meetings every month.

Six young people from across Hounslow campaigned for one of the two Hounslow MYP places, and their manifestos were sent to the borough’s schools and youth centres as well as being on the youth services website.

Cllr Robert Kinghorn, executive member for Education and Children at the London Borough of Hounslow, said, "It is great to see so many young people getting involved in local democracy and standing for election. I’d like to congratulate the winning candidates on their success and encourage those who were not elected to continue being involved in local affairs and in the future to seek election to other bodies.

“I look forward to working with our new MYPs and this administration is determined to make sure the whole Council takes account of the views of local young people, and MYP’s have an important role to play in this.”

Previous MYPs have met Members of Parliament and Ministers, worked with local services and been involved in a variety of regional projects, including organising youth events for London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid.

Jack's manifesto included:

  • I will make sure that there is better bus travel outside of schools because they are always crowded and sometimes drive past.
  • There should be better sports facilities in and out of school because many are run down and/or under funded.
  • I will help the youth of Hounslow to be better represented on all issues.

February 15, 2007