UK Youth Parliament Elections – the results!
Last week, the results were announced for the elections to the UK (ie national) Youth Parliament. We are completely thrilled that Joe Hartley (Year 11) was elected as a Member of the UKYP for East Devon for a two-year term of office, with Jake Gregory (Y8), Saffie Moon (Y9) and Ellie Riddle (Y9) elected as Deputies for East Devon, Exeter, and South Devon respectively. It’s been many years since a Clyst Vale student was elected to either the UK or Devon YP, but very much in keeping with Rights Respecting School that we are promoting student voice and participation. It’s superb that Clyst Vale students are prepared to put themselves forward in this way; in fact, a fifth student Annelise Smith (Y8) also stood, but unfortunately was not elected this time. Joe and the three others will be campaigning predominantly about climate change and mental health issues.