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YOUNG people are being urged to make sure their voices are heard ahead of the UK Youth Parliament Elections.

Any young person aged between 11 and 18 who lives in, or is educated in Portsmouth is eligible to nominate themselves for the 2013 election for the UK youth Parliament elections in Portsmouth.

Potential candidates have until Monday, January 14 to register, and the election will be held in February.

The winning candidate will have the chance to take part in the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) national campaign, which is based on a Curriculum for Life.

Kay Sutherland, current elected member of the UK Youth Parliament for Portsmouth said: ‘This year has been amazing. My year has consisted of countless interesting meetings and I have met so many inspirational people.

‘I have loved representing the young people in Portsmouth and would jump at the chance to do it again.’

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