Fourteen young individuals have been chosen to represent youths in various parts of Glasgow city.

This is part of the Scottish Youth Parliament's (MSYPs) practice of democratic election which is held every two years for those aged between 14 to 25.

A pair of representatives are chosen for every Scottish Parliament constituency, with six constituencies competed in this year's Glasgow run.

Glasgow Anniesland chose 19-year-old Beau Johnston and 18-year-old Islay Jackson.

Ellie Craig, 21, was elected for Glasgow Cathcart.

Fatema Ghanem, 20, and Luella Sharp, 15, were elected for Glasgow Kelvin, while 16-year-old Harvey Hare and 20-year-old Hayden Aitken were elected for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn as new members of the MSYPs for the community.

Glasgow Times: Successful candidates Islay Jackson, Faith Olawuyi, Luella Sharp, Adauju Molokwu, Fatemah Ghanem,

Mr Hare said: "I feel dedicated as a newly-elected MSYP to supporting the young people within my constituency.

"I want to work towards everyone living healthily and promote opportunities for young people in my constituency to do this.”

From Glasgow Pollok, Rajsee Saraf, 16, and Erica Sandlan, 17, were elected.

Glasgow Provan's fresh MSYPs are Nabah Rahman and Esperanza Giesen, aged 17 and 19, respectively, and representing Glasgow Shettleston are 15-year-old Adauju Molokwu and 18-year-old Faith Olawuyi.

19-year-old Daniel Oriola was chosen as the MSYP for Glasgow Southside.

MSYP Molokwu said: “I feel ecstatic and overjoyed that I’ve been elected as an MSYP. This is a great opportunity. I want to help young people deal with discrimination and injustice in our communities.”

MSYP Olawuyi said she is excited and is looking forward to make active change to improve the lives of young people in her area.

The new representatives will start their roles on February 1 and undertake a period of training and development early in the year before deciding on their national campaign priorities for the 2024/25 term.

Councillor Christina Cannon, of Glasgow City Council, said: “Young people’s participation decision making is extremely important for Glasgow City Council, whether that be in school or outwith. We have made good progress on this in the last few years and we want to do more.

“It’s important we keep supporting these structures that allow young people to do this, such as the Scottish Youth Parliament. It was great hearing about the type of change previous MSYPs have made to politics in Scotland and I’m looking forward to seeing what this cohort of people campaign on next.

"It’s such a big deal to even put yourself forward to be a candidate and the appetite to stand to represent a Glasgow constituency in the Youth Parliament speaks volumes about the talent of our young people in the city."

Andrew Olney, director of Libraries, Sport and Communities at Glasgow Life, recognised the courage and dedication of the new MSYPs, saying it was a pleasure to see young people voicing their concerns for the betterment of young individuals in Glasgow city.

He added: "We look forward to working with and supporting them over the next two years as we all work to improve the lives of young Glaswegians.”

MSYPs have been campaigning for the rights and welfare of Scotland's children and young people since 1999, with previous wins including advocating for free bus travel and allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in all Scottish elections.