Youngsters enter the world of politics

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MORE than two dozen young people have entered politics after being elected to Sheffield’s Youth Council

Some 7,646 votes were cast in schools, colleges and youth clubs and the winners were invited to take up their roles at a special event in the Town Hall.

Twenty-seven representatives were elected, two for each of Sheffield Council’s Community Assembly areas, plus members to represent minority groups.

Two more places will be filled at a later date.

Sheffield Council leader, Paul Scriven, who welcomed the Youth Council members with Lord Mayor Alan Law, said: “Getting involved in politics is all about trying to make a difference. These young people are our future councillors and MPs.”

Russell Taylor, winner of a seat for the Central Community Assembly area said: “I’m so pleased to have been elected, I can’t wait to get started!”

Successful candidates for community assembly areas:

Holly Pool and Bilal Baroo

North East

Usman Mohammed and Ryan Stewart East

Amaka Uchegbu and Russell Taylor Central

Jess Chittenden and Joe Lilley Northern

Joel Woods and Abi Reeves

South West

Rebecca Taberner and Bea Raybould South

Luke Hague and Patrick Doolan

South East

n Specialist representatives:

Lily Robinson, Rachel Rotherford, Zach Russell, Chelsea Wilkins, Gabby Wattam, Diana Mohammed, Amir Ansar, Liz Cole, Sahir Ali, Saeed Amir, Megan Calvert, Dannii Benedict and Ellie Duerden.