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Information, Advice and sources of support for young people in Suffolk

Youth Parliament (UKYP)

 

“Who are we?”

UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is run by young people for young people aged between 11-18 years old. Young people are elected from across the country.

In Suffolk the MYPs and DMYPs (Deputy/Members of Youth Parliament) work to represent the views of young people at a local and national level. Elections run every two years.

“What do we get up to?”

  • Run the Make Your Mark youth consultation. The results of Make Your Mark are used to theme local campaigns and nationally results are debated by elected MYPs in the House of Commons each November to decide the top campaign issue.
  • Meet new people and make lasting friendships.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Make a difference. UKYP gives young people a powerful voice that is heard by decision makers in local and national government.

“How do I get involved?”

Elections are held every two years. The next election will run in 2024. From September 2023 we will post further information on this page and start contacting schools and youth groups. You’re school may not be a supporter already, but don’t worry you can still make an application.

Get an idea of what it is like to be an MYP – read the role description below.

To find out more email thesource@suffolk.gov.uk. 

Do you want to raise ideas and issues with Suffolk Youth Parliament? Read about Suffolk Youth Forum.
Find out more about Make Your Mark
What are we working on 2022-2024
MYP Manifesto Pledges
How can UK Youth Parliament support citizenship requirements?

The UK Youth Parliament is an excellent opportunity to meet and explore the requirements of Citizenship education for key stages 3 and 4 building on an awareness of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld.

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Page updated on May 14th, 2024 at 02:58pm