Bellshill’s Jordan gets youth parliament top job

Jordan Linden, third right, with fellow youth parliament leaders.
Jordan Linden, third right, with fellow youth parliament leaders.

Uddingston and Bellshill’s Jordan Linden has been elected chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Elected young people gathered in Renfrewshire for a national sitting of the Scottish Youth Parliament’s new membership, where the new leaders of the organisation were elected.

Jordan, from Bellshill, is one of nearly 160 parliament members - MSYPs - who are elected every two years, meet three times a year at national sittings to debate policy, select campaign priorities and host events with stakeholders and other guests.

At the latest sitting members elected the new board of trustees and committee conveners who will lead the SYP over the next year.

Jordan said: “It is the privilege of my life to have been elected as the chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

“We have a fantastic and vibrant membership. It is a privilege to work with such inspiring colleagues who are all committed to making the voices of Scotland’s young people heard.

“We have very exciting times ahead of us and lots of hard work. I look forward to working with my fellow MSYPs to build on the organisation’s success and lead the way towards a fairer, more equal Scotland for all.”