13 January, 2022
Do you have what it takes to be the next Member of Youth Parliament?
UK Youth Parliament provides young people, aged 11-18, with opportunities to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning. It is overseen by the British Youth Council and is usually supported locally by the local authority. For more info visit the UKYP website
Nominations are now open for any young person (11-18 years old), living or at school in Gloucestershire, to stand as candidate in the upcoming Youth Parliament Elections to represent their peers across the county.
3 Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) will be elected in March to represent the following areas:
- Cheltenham & Tewkesbury
- Gloucester & Forest
- Stroud & Cotswolds.
A support worker is provided by Gloucestershire Youth Support Team with lots of opportunities to attend events and deliver campaigns via the British Youth Council.
Katie Adsett, MYP for Stroud & Cotswolds said of her time in office:
Youth Parliament has been such an amazing experience for me, I focused my campaigning on three main issues reducing political disengagement in young people, mental health and creating a PSHE curriculum for life”.
There will be an online Candidate Workshop for any young people thinking about standing on Saturday 22 January 2022. This is also a chance to meet your support worker and current MYPs.
Contact us if you wish to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications to stand will be Monday 31st January. Voting will take place in March.