The votes are in – and Sheffield’s new members of the UK Youth Parliament have been elected.
The six budding politicians will represent the interests of their peers and influence policies both regionally and nationally.
The MYPs and their deputies for the next year were announced at a ceremony in Sheffield Town Hall.
Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, congratulated the young people.
He told them: “Representing the views of young people and speaking on their behalf is really important and quite a responsibility.
“I think it’s great so many of you wanted to take on this role.
“I know, from when I met many of you at the recent briefing session, what energy, enthusiasm and commitment there was to making the role a success.”
The six members include Hinde House School pupil Hamza Ismail, aged 15, and deputy MYP Ella Jones, 12, in the north of Sheffield.
East Sheffield is represented by Birley Community College pupil Alex Vesuvio, 16, and deputy MYP Adil Mohammed, 12, a pupil at Brinsworth School.
Sheffield High schoolgirl Laura Nutton is West Sheffield MYP and High Storrs student Eleri Kirkpatrick, 15, is deputy.
Laura, 17, said: “I feel very strongly about the representation of young people and hope to be able to add to that. I am pleased to get the opportunity to try.”
Sue Mia, UK Youth Parliament lead at Sheffield Futures, added: “The only way to involve young people in the democratic process is to ask directly what they want and need in their area.”
New city youth councillors were also announced.