Northern Ireland's young politicians take top posts
16 October 2012 Last updated at 10:58 BST
Northern Ireland boasts both the youngest parliamentarian and youngest lord mayor in the UK.
Sinn Fein's Megan Fearon, 21, went straight from university to being a full-time politician in the NI Assemblly, while the DUP's Gavin Robinson is the figurehead of Belfast City Council at the age of 27.
BBC Northern Ireland political reporter Chris Page spoke to them about the impact they are having on political life.