St Helens Youth Service takes part in UK's largest youth consultation
Publish date - Thursday, August 23, 2018
St Helens Youth Service is taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country.
In a national ballot running from 22nd August until 10th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons on 9th November. Voting takes places both online and through ballot papers issues in schools and youth centres.
Ten topics will be available to choose from on the initial Make Your Mark ballot paper, with the five most popular topics among young people going on to be discussed by MYPs in their November debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP and broadcast live on Parliament TV.
Last year’s Make Your Mark ballot saw over 950,000 young people, making it the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK. This year, Members of Youth Parliament have set themselves a target of getting 1,000,000 young people to take part.
The St Helens Youth Service will be supporting all secondary schools, colleges and alternative education provisions during September to help young people aged 11- 18 years old take part; we will be using the St Helens Electoral Ballot boxes and providing more information about Make your Mark and UK Youth Parliament. All young people aged 11 – 18 years old can take part
St Helens Member of Youth Parliament, Kian Jepson is quoted
“Make your mark is an incredibly important event for young people as it gives us a voice in our democratic system and with the next year’s UKYP campaign. I hope that with these tools, we are able to get positive change for all young people.”
For More Information Contact - St Helens Youth Service on 01744 675924