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UK Youth Parliament - Make Your Mark results and British Youth Council reports

UK Youth Parliament - Make Your Mark results and British Youth Council reports

On the 13th November 2015 Members of the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) came together to
debate and decide at the UKYP House of Commons sitting the most important issues to campaign on for the year ahead.The issues they debated were decided upon via the ‘Make Your Mark’ public vote for 11 to 18 year olds across the UK based on a shortlist of topics voted upon by UKYP from their manifesto.

Click here to download a report detailing the results of ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign 

Click here to watch a video about 'What is Make Your Mark?'

The UK Youth Parliament is managed by the British Youth Council, a youth-led charity which aims to empower young people across the UK to have a say and be heard.
Every year the UK Youth Parliament holds a UK-wide ballot called ‘Make Your Mark’, where all young people can vote on what they think Members of the Youth Parliament should campaign on for the year ahead

From an incredible total of 969,992 votes from every corner of the country the top five issues that young people have said affect them today are:


1. A living wage

Everyone should be able to live comfortably. Everyone aged 16 or over should be paid at least the Living Wage of £7.85 per hour (£9.15 in London).


2. A curriculum to prepare us for life

Schools should cover topics including finance, sex and relationships and politics in the curriculum.

Download a report by British Youth Council Youth Select Committee on A Curriculum for Life


3. Transport

Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.


4. Mental health

Services should be improved with young people’s help and mental health education should be compulsory and challenge stereotypes.

Download a report by British Youth Council Youth Select Committee on YP's Mental Health


5. Tackling racism and religious discrimination, particularly against people who are Muslim or Jewish

All young people should work together to combat racism and other forms of discrimination, and ensure we know the dangers of such hatred.



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