Recruitment for Members of the UK Youth Parliament
UKYP – What’s It All About?
UKYP enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. Run by young people for young people, UKYP provides opportunities for 11–18 year–olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.
How does UKYP work?
The UK Youth Parliament has 600 elected MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) aged 11–18. MYPs are elected in annual youth elections throughout the UK. Any young person aged 11–18 can stand or vote. In the past two years one million young people have voted in UK Youth Parliament elections.
Once elected MYPs organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people. All MYPs meet once a year at the UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting.
Each year thousands of young people help decide the UK Youth Parliament’s campaign priorities. The current campaigns focus on reducing the cost of bus travel for young people. For more about UKYP campaigns go to www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk
What UKYP believe in
The views of young people are represented in the UK Youth Parliament Manifesto, which contains statements on the issues MYPs think are most important.
MYP’s are elected for a one year period and can stand for re–election at the end of that period. So long as they are still within the age parameters. MYP’s have the opportunity to learn new skills, develop existing ones and have fun doing it. We meet a minimum of 8 times a year some of which will be national events.
So why not give it a go, who knows you might even like it !