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Last Updated: Monday, 9 October 2006, 06:06 GMT 07:06 UK
Pupils' chance to 'evict' council
Council leader Rhiannon Hughes with jungle in the background
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Members of a north Wales council have put themselves up for "eviction" from a website designed to stimulate young people's interest in politics.

Students in Denbighshire can ask some of their elected representatives tough questions on the "I'm a Councillor, Get Me Out of Here" site.

After a week of questioning, the youngsters will vote every day for the councillor they want to evict.

The winning politician will be named the county's "youth champion".

Styled loosely on interactive TV shows like I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and Big Brother, the power to evict lies with the website's users.

The site said it aimed to give young people a voice in decisions that affect them, but over which they have no control because they cannot vote.

"I'm a Councillor" logo
The contest is being staged by a number of councils

The event, which is being run by a number of councils across the UK, is taking place as part of Local Democracy Week, which happens during the second week of the project.

Mike German, Denbighshire's cabinet member for children and young people, said: "It's always a pleasure to take part in activities alongside our school pupils, students and young people, and give them an insight into the workings of the council.

"We are very much looking forward to taking part in this event, and hearing the questions that will be put to us, no matter how difficult

"This will be a very positive experience for us all, as it will give us as councillors the opportunity to hear at first hand the issues that are important to our children and young people."

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