The local MSYP Ciara Fullerton has stepped down and, consequently, there will be a by-election for the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
This will occur in June with voting taking place between Friday 10th June and Thursday 16th June 2016. The candidate elected will hold the post for a year until the next official Scottish Youth Parliament elections in 2017.
The election will use the first-past-the-post voting system rather than the usual proportional representation system because it is a by-election seeking to elect a single candidate.
Any pupil aged 14 or over who is interested in standing for election to represent Motherwell and Wishaw in the SYP should see Miss Stoutjesdyk, Principal Teacher of Social Subjects, as soon as possible.
For more information visit www.syp.org.uk