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UK Youth Parliament

UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11 - 18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representations and campaigning.

UK Youth Parliament

About UK Youth Parliament


The UK Youth Parliament enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. The UK Youth Parliament has over 364 representatives - 369 seats for elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) all ages 11 - 18.


How to Become a Member


MYPs are usually elected in annual youth elections throughout the UK. Any young person aged 11 - 18 can stand or vote. Once elected, MYPs organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people. All MYPs have the opportunity to meet once a year at the UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting in the House of Commons Chamber.


Explore the UK Youth Parliament website for more information about becoming a MYP and to apply to stand as a candidate.


The Next Annual Sitting


The UK Youth Parliament have chosen to campaign on 'Votes at 16 and a Curriculum for Life' in 2017. The Annual Sitting will take place in the House of Commons Chamber, but the date has not yet been confirmed.


Visit the UK Youth Parliament website for more information about the campaign.


Past Annual Sittings


The Annual Sitting of 2016 marked the start of Parliament Week, a week-long programme of events and activities that connect people across the UK with Parliament and democracy.


Read the transcript of the UK Youth Parliament 2016 Annual Sitting.


Read the transcripts of previous UK Youth Parliament (2013-15) Annual Sittings.