11:37am Monday 29th April 2013
By Bruce Thain
Young people in Harrow have voted in a new chairman for the borough’s youth parliament.
Oliver Hurcum, who attends Whitmore School, was announced as chairman of Harrow Youth Parliament at its annual general meeting last week.
Harrow Youth Parliament focuses on issues affecting young people in the borough and brings them to the attention of Harrow Borough Council.
The-17-year-old said: “It’s a real privilege to know that I am trusted so much for this position.
“It’s going to be a challenging year ahead but I’m looking forward to working with councillors, council directors and all the new members of Harrow Youth Parliament to represent Harrow’s young people to the best of my ability.”
Portfolio holder for children Councillor Mitzi Green said: “I was really impressed by the speeches and presentations of all the candidates.
“The Youth Parliament gives young people a voice in the political debate and invites them to help find solutions to the issues which matter most to them.
"It’s the place for the next generation of decision-makers to get real experience and influence.”
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