Youth MP Stefan McClean
Parliament's recent recess gave me a chance to choose my Youth MP for the Youth Parliament to sit next July. Newlands College student Stefan McClean was the successful candidate.
Because I wanted to make the selection process memorable for applicants, the shortlist was interviewed by a panel that I chaired and that included Speaker David Carter and the Prime Minister's chief of staff, Wayne Eagleson. Candidates told me they enjoyed the experience.
Stefan is keen to canvass the views of young people ahead of the Youth Parliament. I'm sure he'll do a great job and I look forward to working with him.