I am absolutely delighted to tell you that Cameron Drummond and myself have been elected as Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament for North East Fife! We will both be honoured to serve as your representatives.
More will soon be following about what we’re going to be doing, but for now, allow me to express my sincerest thanks to everyone who voted – regardless of who for. The turnout in North East Fife alone this year was greater than the turnout for the whole of Fife last time – this is absolutely fantastic!
Thanks go to our election coordinator Gordon Forbes for all his hard work, my family and friends for their support, the other candidates, and of course all of you who voted for me. Huge thanks must also go to Katie Burke who has served the constituency so fantastically over the last few years – we hope to continue your legacy.
So, it’s 2017 and the Scottish Youth Parliament election is coming up. Voting starts on the 3rd of March, and runs for two weeks until the 17th. If you’re aged between 12 (possibly 14? I’ll check) and 25, and live in Scotland, you can vote.
My name’s Kit, and I’m fifteen years old. I’ve lived in Fife my whole life, with my two cats Toby and Lucy (photos to follow…). I’ve play the French horn and piano, and love writing my own music. I’m standing for election in North East Fife to be your MSYP.
I want to be your MSYP because I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated as to why our schools no longer have any money. I’m frustrated as to why our environment is being laid to waste and ignored. I’m frustrated as to why we can’t do things better, why we can’t make progress.
But we can make progress, and that’s why I want to be your representative. We need to come up with crazy ideas no one has thought to try, to solve the problems no one has thought to address.
I’m standing for election along with five other candidates. My official SYP profile is here. You can find me on Twitter (@Kit4SYP) and Facebook, and I’ll be using this blog to keep you all updated on the campaign as it goes, as well as to talk about some other current issues. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please like, follow, and share!
See you soon,
p.s. my slogan, as you may have seen, is ‘anything is possible.’ i’ll be saying that a lot.