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The search is wrapping up for capable young persons to represent New Zealand’s youth at Youth Parliament 2019. 

It’s not too late for interested candidates to apply.

 “Youth Parliament is an exciting and engaging experience where Youth MPs will debate legislation, sit on select committees and ask oral questions of Ministers, just like the real thing.

A Youth Advisory Board will also be selected from the applicants. 

“This means that, even if you are not successful in being selected the Youth MP, there are still plenty of opportunities to be involved in the electorate and our youth communities through the Youth Advisory Board”, Ms Upston says. 

Applications can be made by emailing your CV to by Friday 5 October.   Applications from outside of the formal schooling system are also welcomed should the qualifying (including age) criteria be met, as detailed at

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