2021 Scottish Youth Parliament election results announced for the Scottish Borders

Person posting ballot into box

Published: Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

Elections have taken place for the Scottish Youth Parliament

The declaration for the 2021-23 Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) elections took place on 22 November when the following candidates were successfully elected:

  • Ally Turnbull (MSYP Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, aged 15, Galashiels Academy student)
  • Alexandria Pritchard (MSYP Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, aged 16, Jedburgh Grammar student)
  • Rory Hamilton (MSYP Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, aged 22, resident of Berwickshire)

There was no election held in the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency as it was uncontested. So the two candidates went through automatically.

Scottish Youth Parliament

The SYP is the democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people. It provides a national platform for young people to discuss issues important to them and affect the change they wish to see.

Elections are held every two years, in which young people from all across Scotland stand as candidates to become Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).

MSYPs range in age from 14-25 and represent constituencies in all 32 local authorities throughout the country, and several national voluntary organisations.

SYP was established on 30 June 1999, making it one day older than the Scottish Parliament.

Congratulations to those involved

We are committed to brightening the future of young Borderers and offers a huge congratulations to all those who took part in this event, the candidates elected and a mention of thanks to everyone who showed their support in voting for these candidates.

More information

  • the voting period ran from 8-21 November
  • young people aged 12-25 across the Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale region cast their votes to elect a candidate
  • the single transferable voting system was used for this process
  • for more information visit the SYP website