Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs MLA, who represents East Antrim has welcomed the news that 11,917 votes were cast in the recent UK Youth Parliament elections in Northern Ireland.
Roy Beggs MLA said “Its great to see such a positive level of engagement from our young people with the elections. I would commend the pupils of Carrickfergus Grammar School who had a turnout of 33.63% which meant they were entitled to a silver award. Similarly, Larne Grammar School has a turnout level of 25.58% which gave them a bronze award. Both schools were in the top 15 for turnouts in Northern Ireland. Well done to all those who stood and to all those who were succesfully elected. ”