UK Youth Parliament offers 11–18 year olds the opportunity to use their voice to bring about social change by standing for election as a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) in 2018.
Any young person aged between 11 and 18 years old who lives in Wiltshire, or attends a boarding school in Wiltshire, has the right to stand for election and the right to vote. You must be ready to engage with and represent other children and young people in your area.
Wiltshire has three seats on UKYP. You will be standing for election in the area where you attend school. Candidates will be asked to submit a video-manifesto for use during the campaign and election period. By standing for election to UKYP you are agreeing to:
• serve a one-year term as one of three members of UKYP for Wiltshire
• be a champion for young people’s issues locally and nationally
• become an active member of the Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY)
• work with your locally elected councillors and MPs to promote youth voice
• attend regional conventions of the UKYP (three Saturdays per year)
• attend the annual conference of UKYP – a residential weekend at the end of July
• attend the House of Commons debate in November each year
• deliver the Make Your Mark youth voice campaign and other UKYP campaigns
• a video of your manifesto being published on YouTube, Wiltshire Council website and social media, as appropriate.
Application deadline 20 November 2017.
For more information, visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/children-young-people-voice or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 713712 or mobile: 07900 759830.