The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) gives young people across the UK a powerful voice which is heard and listened to by local and national government. Run by young people, for young people, the UKYP has over 600 elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) who work together to bring about positive change in their local communities.
MYPs are elected in annual youth elections throughout the UK. any young person aged 11-18 can stand or vote in the elections.
Once elected, MYPs organise events and projects, run campaigns, and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people. MYPs work in groups of regions, but meet together once a year at a residential UKYP Annual Sitting. MYPs also have the opportunity to attend a debate in the House of Commons.
Most recently they have supported the establishment of the Liverpool City Regional Youth Assembly, to enhance the voice of young people within the Liverpool City Region devolution agenda. This will enable young people to debate and promote their policy priorities and help inform the decision-making of the elected Liverpool City Region Mayor.