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
Each September, young people from across the UK are asked to complete a Make Your Mark
ballot to vote for the youth issue they feel is most important to them. The top 5 issues from across the UK are then taken to the House of Commons in November, where Members of Youth Parliament debate and discuss them before voting for the UKYP 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.
You can get involved in Make Your Mark by becoming a Make Your Mark champion in your school or youth group. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how!
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” and Leeds City Council will be holding a series of youth summits on the issue aimed at community groups and schools.
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 email@example.com 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweet us at: @LeedsYouthVoice