Scottish Youth Parliament
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Jordan Linden MSYP (Chair)Katie Burke MSYP (Vice Chair)
Composed of elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP's), they represent the views and opinions of young people aged from 12-25 across a range of constituencies all over the country. In addition Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP's) are also elected to represent Voluntary Organisations.
The SYP campaign on various issues that affect Scotland's young people. The Youth Parliament has been an advocate for Votes at 16 since its inception in 1999 and has campaigned for it ever since. Notably ensuring that Young People could vote aged 16 and 17 in the Referendum on Scottish Independence. The Scottish Youth Parliament have campaigned on a range of issues from their campaign on Equal Marriage - LoveEqually to their Young Carers Campaign - Care. Fair. Share. The Scottish Youth Parliament's current campaign is POVERTY: See It. Change It.
The group has previously held meetings in the General Assembly Rooms (former temporary home of the Scottish Parliament) in Edinburgh and also within the new Scottish Parliament building. It meets three times a year throughout Scotland.
The Scottish Youth Parliament works with many other organisations, including Scottish Government, Oxfam Scotland, CIVICUS, Scottish Local Authorities, UK Youth Parliament, Funky Dragon, Northern Ireland Youth Forum, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, YouthLink Scotland, Highland Youth Voice, and the British Youth Council.
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|Years of Office||Name||Constituency/Voluntary Organization|
|2000–2001||Steven Jack||STUC Youth Committee|
|2001–2002||Katrina Greig||Hamilton North and Bellshill|
|2002–2004||Steven Kidd||Motherwell and Wishaw|
|2004–2005||Paul Kane||Glasgow Springburn|
|2005–2007||Rajiv Joshi||Glasgow Govan|
|2007–2008||John Loughton||Edinburgh North and Leith|
|2008-2008||Kieran Collins||Edinburgh South|
|2009-2009||Sam Kerr||LGBT Youth Scotland|
|2011–2013||Grant Costello||East Kilbride|
|2013–2014||Kyle Thornton||Glasgow Southside|
|2015–Present||Jordan Linden||Uddingston and Bellshill|
- "Parliamentary Business : Scottish Parliament" (PDF). Scottish.parliament.uk. 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- "Photocall and public meeting: Scottish Youth Parliament meeting in Scottish Parliament chamber for first time". Scottish.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- "Scottish Parliament - News - Youth Parliament To Sit At Holyrood". Scottish.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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