UK Youth Parliament - Leeds

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every two years, young people in the city vote for their four Members of Youth Parliament for Leeds. These four young people are the elected representatives for Leeds young people on a local, ​regional and a national level.
 
The current Members of Youth Parliament for Leeds are:
  • Charlotte Williams
  • Muzdalfa Ahmed
  • Liberty Branston
  • Scarlet Rowe
 
Make Your Mark 
 
The Make Your Mark ballot for 2017 is now officially open
 
VOTE ONLINE HERE
 
This is your chance to join with thousands of other young peopel to vote for the issue you feel most passionately about. On the 10th November, your members of youth parliament will come together in the Houses of Commons to debate the top issues YOU voted for and to vote for their 2017/18 national campaign. 
 
Last year, nearly ONE MILLION young people in the UK took part in the ballot making it Europe's single largest youth consultation in history - can we beat that number this year?

 
You can get involved in Make Your Mark by becoming a Make Your Mark champion in your school or youth group. Simply email vic@leeds.gov.uk to find out how!

 
Current Campaigns

 
The current national campaign, as voted for in the House of Commons is Votes @ 16 - in other words, giving 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in local and national elections as well as in referendums.

 
The local issue the UK Youth Parliament will be campaigning on throughout 2017 is ‘tackling racism and religious discrimination” . You can download and read a report of the "Let's Tackle It" event they ran in June.

 
How to become an MYP for Leeds
 
The next UKYP elections in Leeds will be in January 2018 with the new MYPs being announced on 20th Febuary. If you are aged 11-18 an interested in running for election you can email vic@leeds.gov.uk to make sure you are sent the application form as soon as it becomes available in December.

 
We'd also encourage you to attend our "What To Expect" session being held on 5th December 2017 at Leeds Civic Hall
 
Previous Campaigns

2011-12 Cheaper public transport 
2012-13  Cheaper public transport
2013-14  A Curriculum for Life / Votes @ 16
2014-15  Better mental health services for young people
2015-16 Tackling Racial and Religious Discrimination
 

Contact info and further links

Email at: vic@leeds.gov.uk  
Tweet us at: @LeedsYouthVoice
www.ukyouthparliament.org ​​​​

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