TWO Kirklees youngsters will make their voice heard on the national stage after being elected to the UK Youth Parliament.
The youth MPs will get the chance to raise the issues that matter to them.
Almost 4,000 young people cast their vote at ballots in schools, colleges and youth centres across Kirklees.
Winners were Aneela Mather, 16, who lives in Fartown and studies at Greenhead College, and Joel Lawson, 13, a student at Westborough High School who lives in Dewsbury.
Aneela said: "I believe I can make a positive difference to the lives of and opportunities for young people."
The two youth MPs will be supported by deputies Greg Mellers, from Holmfirth High School, and David Palmer, from Castle Hall School in Mirfield, both aged 15.
The result of the election was announced at an event organised by the IYCE Programme (Involving Young Citizens Equally), part of Kirkless Council's young people's service.