What is ‘Herts 1125’?
According to their website, Herts 1125 is ‘a group of young people who represent the views and opinions of those aged 11–25 who live, work or are educated in the county.’ Within the main group, there are smaller groups, which seek to fulfil the commitments made in the general manifesto. The manifesto is compiled by the members and hopes to represent the main issues facing young people in the county.
The main group in Herts 1125 is the UKYP, which stands for UK Youth Parliament. The MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) act as the voice for young people within the county and hold elections annually to ensure that lots of young people are able to take on the roles. Yearly, the MYPs attend a sitting in the House of Commons and are able to speak in the chamber about issues that concern the youth in Hertfordshire. It’s an excellent group to be a part of. Whether you intend on pursuing a career in politics or not, it will enhance your CV and make you more appealing to future employers and universities. All the information you need is on the Herts 1125 website. The next elections will be held in February.