The main thing that I have taken away from my experience as an MSYP
is that this region has so much to offer and masses of potential.
"I also want to extend my congratulations to Jack Dudgeon MSYP
, our newly elected Chair, and the rest of our new Board of Trustees.
"I finished my term as a MSYP
last week, having been elected in January 2017.
If, at the end of my tenure, I am to be remembered for anything as an MSYP
, I hope that it will be for caring about the role and status of young people in this community and having the brass-neck to do something about it.
We believe it is up to MSYP
to help change that perception.
Suki Wan MSYP
, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, said: "I'm delighted to announce that thousands of young people made their voices heard by casting their vote in the Scottish Youth Parliament's 2019 national elections.
I wish all candidates well and look forward to hearing from our newlyelected MSYPs
on how we can work together over the coming years.
Lauren King, 19, MSYP
for Motherwell and Wishaw, led the campaign on carers.
Maria Alam, current MSYP
for Renfrewshire, said: "My experience at the Scottish Youth Parliament has been amazing.
Kirsty McCahill, 16, MSYP
, Ayr "For me, voting is important because it's a chance to be listened to.
Terri Smith, 19, hasbeen going around schools, colleges and youth clubs helping people her own age get to grips with the issues as part of the Aye Naw Mibbe project.
Josh Kennedy's petition which, at the time of writing, has had 5400 signatures calling for McGill's to reinstate the student day ticket is a fantastic achievement.