Youngsters up for election

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YOung people across the county are being asked to put themselves forward for the Big Vote.

Students aged between 11 and 18 can stand for election to the Derbyshire Youth Council.

The election, run by Derbyshire County Council, is open to pupils from Derbyshire secondary and special schools, along with colleges in the county.

Youth council members get involved with decision-making and have their say about issues that affect young people.

Students can nominate themselves until the closing date of Friday 10 February at www.derbyshire.gov.uk.

Cllr Barry Lewis, cabinet member for young people, said: “Young people care about the issues that affect them and the Big Vote helps them get involved in democracy at an early age.”