MSP and MP encourage young people to vote in SYP elections


Young people across East Renfrewshire are campaigning for votes to become Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) in the constituencies of Eastwood and Renfrewshire South, as the voting is now officially underway for the 2019 Elections.


The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is the democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people. It provides a national platform for young people to discuss issues important to them and affect the change they wish to see.


The voting period will take place from Friday 15th March 2019 to Friday 28th March 2019, and young people who are between the ages of 12 and 25 will be able to cast their vote to elect an MSYP to represent them in their local area or national voluntary organisation.


Young people can cast their vote by submitting a paper ballot or using the Young Scot e-voting system, depending on the method chosen by the local authority.


Further information on candidates standing for election in Eastwood and  Renfrewshire South can be found on


Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood said:


“Voting in the Scottish Youth Parliament Elections is a great way for young people in Eastwood to become involved in politics.”


“I commend all of the Eastwood candidates who have chosen to put their name forward for this year’s election and I wish them the very best of luck.”


Paul Masterton MP for East Renfrewshire added:


“I would certainly encourage young people aged between 12 and 25 who live in East Renfrewshire to cast their ballots in the elections taking place for the Scottish Youth Parliament.


“The Scottish Youth Parliament provides a wonderful platform for young people to promote the issues that are important to them and I look forward to working with whoever is elected locally.”