UK Youth Parliament

Members of Youth Parliament 2018-19

The results are now in!

From February to March this year, 3,379 young people have voted, to select their five representatives at the Youth Parliament.

One more MYP has been chosen by the children in care council and the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) forum.

The young people who have been elected to represent each district are:

  • Preston - Megan Ginley
  • Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire - Millie Edwards
  • Lancaster, Fylde and Wyre - Lily Cooper
  • Burnley and Pendle - Kelsey Hewitt
  • Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale - Ambar Siddique

Evie Smith has been elected by the children in care council and the SEND forum.

Each of the young people will represent their district for two years. The young people who have been elected will organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the candidates that stood for election and hope that they will continue to be involved and support the work of the Members of Youth Parliament.

Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs)

There are nationally 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 MYPs 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.

More information

If you want to talk about UK Youth Parliament contact or attend your local Youth Council for more information.