We are very pleased to announce that the results for the 2016 Wakefield UK Youth Parliament Election are:-
The UKYP Member (East) – Daniel Britton
The UKYP Deputy Member (East) – James Klaassen-White
The UKYP Member (West) – Abigail Tandy
The UKYP Deputy Member (West) – Joshua Batty
There were 8 candidates standing in the election from across the district – 5 in the East area / 3 in the West area.
A total of 25,984 ballot papers were circulated to 11-18 year olds in the district – 128 primary and senior schools were asked to participate.
20 senior schools and 20 primary schools voted during weeks 18 January – 29 January 2016.
A total of 9968 ballot papers were returned. This calculates at 38.36% turnout.
Despite changes to the Youth Work Team over the last 12 months they managed to increase the turnout from 2014 which was 36.82% – an increase of 1,809 individual voting papers.
The Council’s Election’s Team have confirmed that an adult local election would normally attract a 35% return.