About the SYP Elections in Renfrewshire

What is the Scottish Youth Parliament?

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP)  is the democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people.  Young people elected by other young people become duly elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) and they represent the big (and small) issues affecting young people in the areas they represent as well as nationally. The SYP is not political.

What are the SYP Elections?

The SYP elections are held every two years and it is the process of voting for and electing the candidates you want to represent your views.  There are three constituencies in Renfrewshire under which candidates can stand - Paisley, Renfrewshire North and Renfrewshire South.

How can I vote?

Elections will take place online using the Young Scot voting platform.  Voting opens on Monday 8th November and closes at 3pm on Sunday 21st November.  Voting will be by a single transferable vote.

You will have the option to vote whilst you are in school and well as other routes.  You can also check out the Scottish Youth Parliament website and use your Young Scot National Entitlement Card to cast your single vote during the elections.

What happens after the vote?

Winning candidates will be announced.  There will be an event on Monday 22nd November and results will be available here on the Young Scot website and also the Scottish Youth Parliament website.  Renfrewshire's outgoing MSYPs will be thanks for their contribution.

You can check back to this campaign section for information and activities on the elected MSYPs and also find out how you can make contact with them to let them know the big issues affecting you.

How can I find out more?

Check out the Scottish Youth Parliament website for full candidate profiles.  We will also make sure you can meet the candidates in this campaign on our local pages of the Young Scot platform.