The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is a youth organisation consisting of democratically elected members aged between 11 and 18. Formed in 2000, the parliament now consists of hundreds of members, who are elected to represent the views of young people in their local area to government and service providers.
‘Make Your Mark’ is a UK-wide ballot which gives young people aged 11-18 the chance to decide what Members of Youth Parliament should debate and vote on – during their sitting in the House of Commons this November – to be their campaign for the year ahead. Visit https://www.mi-vote.com/mym/ to have your say.
Three hundred Members of the UK Youth Parliament from across the country gathered in Leeds for the 11th Annual Sitting of the UK Youth Parliament (22-24 July). It was opened by the House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow MP who underlined the value and importance of the UK Youth Parliaments role in free society, and closed by Natascha Engel MP Chair of the Backbench Business Committee who congratulated members on their hard work and achievements over the weekend.
Rosie Corrigan, MYP for North Yorkshire, comments on government cuts on BBC Question Time. Simon Hughes MP responds. 30.09.2010.