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Suffolk UK Youth Parliament election 2020

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What is the UK Youth Parliament?

The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is run by young people for young people and enables 11-18 year olds to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better and bring around social change.

What does it mean to be a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)?

Being an MYP is a very exciting opportunity. Do you want to:

  • collect and represent the views of other young people in Suffolk on issues that matter to them
  • present these issues on a local and national level
  • plan and run a campaign on the top Make Your Mark topic. This year it's 'Protect the Environment'. 

 MYPs are politically neutral, they usually stand for a two year term.

 MYP elections are just around the corner - we are asking young people to come forward and apply.

It’s not about being political or being a top student or being something you are not – being an MYP is for everyone and what really matters is that you are passionate about young people having a voice, that you have some time and a vision to make things better!

Download - Information and application pack

Download - Information for teachers/workers

Download - Presentation for groups

Download - Election poster

Email for more information

School registration

We are also asking schools or youth group to take part in the election to tell young people about the opportunity, support them to apply and whether you have a candidate or not, to run a vote. By registering you will be the first to know updates and receive materials to take part. Register via the link: 

Please send applications to by 13th January.

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