UK Youth Parliament

Make your mark:

Think you’re too young to be involved in politics? Think again! This is a chance for you to make changes for the better.

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What:

  • UK Youth Parliament.
  • An opportunity for 11-18 year olds to use their voice to bring about social change through representation and campaigning.
  • Over 364 representatives (MYPs), all aged 11-18.
  • MYPs are usually elected in annual youth elections. Any young person can either stand or vote.
  • Once elected, MYPs organise events + projects, run campaigns and influence decision-makers on the issues that matter to young people.

When:

  • Election season runs from November-March.

How:

  • To become an MYP, you must be elected by other young people in an official UK Youth Parliament election.
  •  Fill in this form to get in touch with your local youth service, if you’re interesting in standing.

But what if I don’t want to become an MYP?

  • Don’t worry, there are still heaps of ways to get involved with UK Youth Parliament, from campaign support to online forum debate.
  • Take part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot – decide what should be debated + campaigned in 2017.