SYP Vice Chair Candidates

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Scottish Youth Parliament

06 June 2017

Candidates for the role of Vice Chair

The Vice Chair of the Board works with the Chair to promote and develop the organisation.  The key responsibilities of the Vice Chair are to deputise for the Chair as required.

The candidates for the role of Vice Chair (in alphabetical order) are as follows:


Danyaal Raja MSYP

Having been a Member of the Executive of the Glasgow Youth Council (GYC), an organisation of fifty members, for the last eleven months as both Secretary and now Chair, I believe that I have both the experience and the qualities that put me in good standing to be a Board Member.

During my time as a Member of the GYC Executive, I have shown that I am a team player, but I can also be a leader when I am required to be, always acting in the best interests of the organisation and its members.

I can work with anyone, and I am confident, organised, approachable and understanding – all qualities which I have been able to develop through the GYC and which I now believe would enable me to be a successful Board Member – always putting the organisation first, but knowing when to ask for help.


Suki Wan MSYP

With two years of experience as an MSYP, I am well-equipped to serve the membership as Vice Chair. In my past year as Deputy Convenor of the Equalities Committee, I have displayed strong leadership, effective teamwork and organisation.

I have spent the past eight months on the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe board and this shows my proven record of being an effective representative of the organisation who is constantly advocating for young people and strengthening their ability to advocate for themselves. Throughout my work as an MSYP I always strive to keep the core values of SYP at the heart of my work.

I am immensely proud to be a part of SYP, and as Vice Chair I want to ensure each and every MSYP feels they can say the same by making sure we have the space to flourish and grow both as individuals and as the Scottish Youth Parliament.