East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed the positive response in the constituency to the UK Youth Parliament elections.
The Ulster Unionist said the 11,917 votes cast in Northern Ireland was an ecouraging development.
Mr Beggs said “Its great to see such a positive level of engagement from our young people with the elections.
“I would commend the pupils of Carrickfergus Grammar School who had a turnout of 33.63% which meant they were entitled to a silver award.
“Similarly, Larne Grammar School has a turnout level of 25.58% which gave them a bronze award. Both schools were in the top 15 for turnouts in Northern Ireland.
“Well done to all those who stood and to all those who were succesfully elected.”