Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2021


SYP Elections 2021

Starts April 1, 2021, midnight and ends Nov. 22, 2021, midnight

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Held every two years, SYP elections and will take place between the 9th and 21st of November 2021 and this is your chance to stand. Your journey to changing the future for Scotland’s young people starts here.

People aged 14-25 can stand for election as a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) in two ways:

1. As one of two MSYPs in your Local Authority.

2. Through a number of voluntary organisations that have representative MSYPs. 

The votes of young people, give MSYPs their democratic mandate to represent the views of Scotland’s young people. In the last elections, in 2019, over 70,000 votes were cast. 

Midlothian South Tweeddale and Lauderdale

Candidates standing in this constituency:

Named election coordinators for this constituency:

Jamie Dunlop
 Jamie is a member of SYP staff and is the National Election Coordinator.
Julia Ellison
 36 Edgefield Road
Ramsay Campus
EH20 9DY
Pam Rigby
 Community Learning and Development Services
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells

Telephone: 01835 824000 ext.5450