The political leaders of tomorrow have been chosen after a hard-fought election campaign.
Five young people from across Hertfordshire have been chosen to form the Hertfordshire UK Youth Parliament, along with five deputy members.
Charlie Coverman, 15, who attends Immanuel College in Bushey, has been chosen to represent Hertsmere.
He said: “It is an honour to be able to serve the young people of Hertfordshire. I will not let them down.”
More than 9,300 young people voted during elections last month.
The successful candidates will now consult young people across the county to find out what they think of services already offered and what improvements they would like to see.
The ten young politicians were presented with certificates during a ceremony in County Hall in Hertford on Saturday.
Richard Roberts, who is responsible for children said: “The elections to Hertfordshire’s youth parliament are a highlight of the year for me but more importantly for the young people who put themselves forward for election.
“I am delighted so many took part this year and welcome the opportunity to announce the results and work with our young ambassadors over the coming year. The contribution and high regard they are held in cannot be underestimated. Young people making passionate and articulate cases for change are welcomed across the political spectrum.”