2 Dec 2019

Move to encourage young people to stand for Niue Parliament

From , 6:01 am on 2 December 2019

Ahead of next year's general election on Niue, there is a call to encourage young people to run.

The island has just 20 MPs, many are getting on in years, and a number are returned each election unopposed.

Veteran MP Terry Coe wants to see a revitalisation of parliament and says there are lots of capable young people on the island but they need some encouragement to stand.

He told Don Wiseman he wants a series of youth parliaments held ahead of the election next year.

Niue Parliament

Niue Parliament Photo: Supplied