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There are five candidates for the Scottish Youth Parliament from the islands – Claire Stephen, Ellie Denehy, Alannah Logue, Joseph Bignell and Luke Oliver Wightman.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said today (Monday October 2) that it "is delighted to share with you the Scottish Youth Parliament candidates standing for the Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan an Iar).

"There are five candidates standing, and the elections will take place online between 6-19 of November 2023.

"The Scottish Youth Parliament, or SYP, is a charity which represents young people aged 12 to 25 who live in Scotland. SYP gives young people a platform to discuss the issues that are important to them. It exists to raise the voices of Scotland’s young people, to make sure decision makers listen to you and involve you in making decisions that affect your lives.