The UKYP aims to give the young people of the UK a voice, which will be heard and listened to by local and national government, providers of services for young people and other agencies that have an interest in the views and needs of young people.
Members of the youth parliament are aged between11-18. Members meet around six times a year. 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.
Young people who wish to stand for the UKYP need to submit their name by 31 January 2010.
Potential candidates will then go forward to a training day, where they will be given coaching on topics such as presentation skills and how to deal with the media.
Six young people will be selected during the day to take part in the elections. Posters of the six candidates are distributed in schools, colleges and youth centres across the East Riding and elections held shortly after in March-April 2010. For more information see How to become an MYP.
To submit your name, call Richard Moulson on 07796 938694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this short film to see what’s great about being involved with the UK Youth Parliament.