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What is Make Your Mark?

Make Your Mark gives a unique opportunity to you, to vote on the matters you want to be addressed nationally by Youth Members of Parliament. Suffolk will also get a break-down of local results which will be discussed at a local level with Suffolk Assembly of Youth (SAY). 

Read the news article Isaac (MYP for Ipswich) wrote about Make Your Mark in our news section

In 2018 a total of 1,106,788 young people from every corner of the country took part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot. The ballot will decide what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on to be their campaign in 2018. The debate will take place in November 2018 within the House of Commons. This year schools received a gold, silver or bronze certificate for high turnout!

The top 5 topics for Suffolk and votes:

1) End Knife Crime 2242 
2) Mental Health 2103
3) Homelessness 1533 
4) Equal Pay, Equal Work 1435
5) Curriculum For Life 1263 

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Be sure to join in next year. Registration for paper ballots starts in May/June 2019! www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark

Make Your Mark has ended for 2018. Registration to take part will be open again in Summer 2019. Find out more on the UK Youth Parliament website: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark

Would you like to hold a ballot or support Make Your Mark? Visit www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark for free resources and everything you need to know!

Download - Staff guide to Make Your Mark
Download - Poster of Make your Mark instructions
Download - Poster - Keep Calm and Make Your Mark
Download - Does taking part in UKYP activities benefit young people?

 Find out who Suffolk's MYPs are

Why Make Your Mark matters

Make Your Mark is a chance to have your say and get government to take action on the issues you care about. Make sure you vote to have your voice heard and be part of the UK's largest youth consultation. 

Natasha Graves, MYP for Ipswich, said:

Make Your Mark is an excellent activity to host across high schools, youth groups and colleges, as it gets young people engaged with making decisions on a political level. Young people are given the opportunity to have their voices heard and think about what really needs tackling by the government in their community. It also encourages young people to take an active interest in their communities and the world around them, and realise that politics isn’t boring and it does affect them.

Minister for Civil Society Brooks Newmark said:

As a father with 5 children, I know how important it is that all young people are supported to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or life circumstances. The Make your Mark campaign, supported by government, plays an important role in enabling young people’s voices to be heard. I am delighted to support the launch of Make your Mark today and look forward to what will be a great debate in Parliament later this year.

Follow the action on Twitter via #MakeYourMark and find @UKYP on Twitter

Find out more: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark

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