Three young people, including one from the Scarborough area, have been elected to represent the views of thousands of others throughout North Yorkshire on the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP).
Kitty Jackson, 14, who attends Scalby School and lives in the Scarborough area, was elected by her peers at the first meeting of the North Yorkshire Youth Voice Executive along with Evie Stevenson and Eden-Maia Shackleton.
The executive was established by North Yorkshire County Council to bring together Youth Voice groups around the county.
Voice groups represent the views of young people from diverse backgrounds across North Yorkshire, including looked-after children, young carers, children of armed forces personnel, LGBT groups and local youth councils.
Kitty will represent the eastern area of the county – the Malton and Scarborough areas.
She said: “As a young carer, my main focus will be on raising awareness, speaking out for the many young carers in our area, and making schools and organisations more aware of the impact being a carer can have on children, positive and negative.”
Deputy MYPs were also elected.
They are Shannagh Strudwick (central), Alexander Wright and Dylan Kennedy (east) and Ella Bridgett-Tomkinson (west).
The MYPs and DMYPs will serve two-year terms.