We are holding an election to select five Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) to represent Lancashire in the UK Youth Parliament. This is your chance to decide who you want to speak on behalf of young people in your area. To vote you must live in Lancashire and be aged 11-19. Voting closes on 6 March 2020. Find out who is standing in your area and vote:
There are nationally currently over 300 elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs). The elected MYPs from Lancashire regularly travel all over the country to meet with other MYPs both from the North West and the UK to discuss issue, debate policies and plan events for young people across the UK.
MYPs attend events such as national debates, government consultations, training days and planning events to share their ideas and work. They speak to Ministers, including the Prime Minister, about issues and policies that concern them.
Each year the MYP meet together to debate issues that affect young people in the Houses of Commons, from these debates the MYP's vote for the issue that will become the National campaign for that year.
The UK Youth Parliament is run by the British Youth Council (BYC) and is the only organisation in the UK which gives young people a chance to be elected by other young people.
If you want to talk about UK Youth Parliament or being an MYP contact email@example.com or attend your local Youth Council for more information.