What is UKYP?

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The United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) is an organisation that gives young people a chance to express their views and opinions. UKYP is the base of campaigns that change the UK to benefit and support young people in a positive way.

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What does UK Youth Parliament do?

3 members of the UK Youth Parliament for R. B. K. C.The UK Youth Parliament gets involved in a range of activities, including:

  • Carrying out research into what young people want from their Council.
  • Debates about local, national and global youth, democracy and citizenship issues.
  • Organising local events.
  • Developing publicity to promote events and services for local young people.
  • Going on residential trips and international youth exchanges.
  • Attending conferences and events, including supporting the 2012 bid.
  • Being part of the interview panels for employing staff.

What does a MYP do?

R. B. K. C. Deputy member of the U. K. Youth ParliamentMYPs meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates and ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers. The most important aspect of any MYP’s job is to make sure they represent the views of the young people in their constituency. MYP’s generally spend between one and five hours per week on UKYP activities.

 

 

 

UKYP is a place I feel young people can make a political change as a MYP you get to meet different MYP’s from around London and create regional campaigns, this helps you as a person boost your confidence and change your opinion of people areas and young people generally, I enjoy it very much and it’s a great way to get to know people and it makes you get around.

Cleriece (Ex-Member of Youth Parliament, Kensington & Chelsea)

How to get involved?

To get involved you need to have something to say, and a voice!  You can:

 

 

UKYP is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved in local democracy and decision-making. It provides many opportunities, and the chance for a political education/development people would not normally have access to. Through UKYP I have met and dealt with young people both in my area and across the country that I would not otherwise have had a chance to, had character-building experiences and become involved in a number of interesting and/or important projects. 

Nathan (Ex-Member of Youth Parliament, Kensington & Chelsea)