Registering your school/ youth organisation as a MYP voting setting (MYP polling station)

The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to bring about social change through campaigning and meaningful representation.

MYPs are elected in every part of the UK. Once elected they meet with their peers to consult them on what  matters  mean most to them  and then meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates to ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers. The most important aspect of their role is to make sure they represent the views of young people in their constituency and to deliver the promises made on their manifestos.

Currently B&NES runs a UKYP MYP Election every other year.

The MYP and Deputy MYP elected are supported by the B&NES Youth Forum – a group of young people who campaign for changes locally, regionally and nationally.  Any young person in B&NES can be involved in the Youth Forum and the UK Youth Parliament.

Voting can take place in any officially registered setting e.g. a school, youth club etc.

MYP candidates officially start campaigning in  January and their manifestos, detailing their key campaigns points and why peers should vote for them, will be sent to registered settings via email. Each candidate has a full A4 page manifesto.

Voting takes place over a period of a week in March.

Information sheet for schools and setting MYP Elections 2016

To register your school/setting contact Lisa Mukherjee, Participation Development Worker, Off the Record: Email or call 01225 312481 or 07793655510

The B&NES Youth Forum is a participation project that is underpinned by Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that young people have the right to have their voices heard in decisions that affect them, directly and indirectly.

MYP Elections, Parliament Days and the Youth Forum are all part of B&NES Participation Project managed by Off the Record BANES.


BANES Youth Forum