UK Youth Parliament

2017 Candidates
2017 Candidates

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Statement of persons nominated
Election of the Member of the UK Youth Parliament to represent young people in Redcar and Cleveland
 icon 2017 MYP Statement of Persons Nominated.pdf (13.47k)
Last modified: 02/02/2017 10:39:16

Uk Parliment Logo We are looking for our next Redcar & Cleveland Member of UK Youth Parliament.

Are you

  • Passionate about making a difference for young people in Redcar & Cleveland?
  • Approachable?
  • Able to speak confidently on behalf of young people in meetings and to the media?
  • Inclusive of everyone?
  • Aged 12 - 17 years old?
  • Living in the local area?Uk Parliment

What's it all about?
  • Run by young people for young people, UKYP provides opportunities for 11-18 year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.
  • MYPs are elected in youth elections throughout the UK.
  • The views of young people are represented in the UK Youth Parliament Manifesto, which contains statements on the issues MYPs think are most important.
  • Elections are held in each local authority to vote for their local Member of Youth Parliament (MYP). If youre 12 18 years old you can stand for MYP!

What is a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)?
  • The most important aspect of any MYPs job is to make sure they represent the views of the young people in their constituency. Any MYP can set up a campaign, and any young person can support it and make a difference.
  • A Member of Youth Parliament or MYP is someone who represents the views of young people in their constituency (local area. Yours would be Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council) and makes sure their views are represented and nationally.
  • Once elected MYPs meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates and ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers.
  • During your term of office, MYPs work with their MPs, decision makers, councillors and local youth groups on the issues of greatest concern to their constituents.
  • Nationally, the views of young people are represented in the UKYP manifesto, which contains statements on the issues MYPs think are most important.
  • MYPs across the UK work to give young people a voice listening to marginalised groups, organising events, making films, meeting MPs, lobbying for change, organising campaigns and appearing in the media, all to amplify the views of their peers.
  • Any MYP can set up a campaign and any young person can support it to make a difference. MYPs are elected in every part of the UK.
  • There is an Annual Sitting which you will be required to attend.

What is it like being an MYP?

"Hi Im Tim,

"This past year I have been working to get your voice heard and to improve the lives of young people in Redcar and Cleveland.

"When I was elected I knew the status of MYP would allow me a great platform from which to speak on your behalf and gather support for us in the North, who are often neglected by parliament. I have done this to the best of my ability by speaking at the Houses of Parliament on the issue of votes for 16 and 17 year olds. As well as this I have debated at multiple youth parliament residentials and learned the necessary skills for being a member of Youth Parliament. Above all, the most important thing I have done is help develop the role of MYP in Redcar and Cleveland. My duties have become an organised workload, allowing for concise, effective change. This means that whoever eventually succeeds me as MYP will be able to achieve their targets quickly and successfully using our local Youth Parliament system."
Timothy Would MYP (2015 - 2017)

What is expected of me?
  • You will be expected to talk to your constituents (the young people in Redcar & Cleveland) and ask their views on particular issues as well as making sure any other issues they have are listened to and shared when and where needed.
  • There are meetings such as the Annual Sitting which require your attendance as well as other meetings across the year which you will be invited to as the Redcar & Cleveland UK Youth Parliament representative and as a voice for young people within local government.
  • You will receive full support from a Youth Worker within our Redcar & Cleveland Youth Service.

Interested? Want to apply?

Brilliant! Heres how!

How do I become an MYP?
To become an MYP you have to be elected by other young people in an official UKYP election. .

Download Timetable leading up to the Election

If you want to stand as a candidate to become the next MYP in RCBC, ask your school Student Council staff lead for an information and nomination pack.
All Secondary School Council Leads have been sent and information and nomination pack.

If you do not have a copy, you can download one below
 icon Information and Nomination pack 2017 v2.pdf (346.79k)
Last modified: 20/01/2017 08:48:07

or contact Helen Stanforth (Participation Worker) on 01287 626158

 icon Youth Parliament poster (poster.pdf - 57.48k)
Last modified: 22/05/2015 10:06:25

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