Dorchester Students Elected to Youth Parliament
4:08pm 20th February 2013
Thousands of young people in Dorset have elected their Youth Parliament representatives.
More than 14,000 made their way to ballot boxes to choose who they wanted to represent the county ath UK Youth Parliament for 2013.
The election process is managed by Dorset County Council and this year seen 14 young people from across the county stand for election.
One of the winning candidates is Lloyd Hatton, from Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester.
He will be supported by Deputy MYP James Morphakis, also from the town.
Dorset County Council's cabinet member for children's services, Councillor Toni Coombs, said:
"The UK Youth Parliament gives young people a chance to have their say on the issues that matter tot hem and I'm delighted that so many of our pupils took the opportuntiy to vote in the Dorset election."