UK YOUTH PARLIAMENT – East Riding Elections

East Riding Elections are now closed, information on how to vote will be published shortly.

What is the UK Youth Parliament?

•The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. It is run by young people for young people, UKYP provides opportunities for young people aged 11-18 years old to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change 

•Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) in East Riding of Yorkshire are elected bi-annually and serve a two year term of office. They are elected via a county wide vote to represent the voice of young people in East Riding of Yorkshire on a local, regional and national level

•In East Riding of Yorkshire, we will have two MYPs and two Deputy MYPs (DMYPs)

•It’s FREE and shouldn’t cost young people anything to participate

•You can find out more here: https://www.byc.org.uk/uk/uk-youth-parliament

What does a member of the UK Youth Parliament do?

•MYPs have an important role to play representing young people in the East Riding

•MYPs from across the UK, work to give young people a voice

•East Riding MYPs will represent the young people of the East Riding at regional, national and sometimes international events 

•They get to sit in the Houses of Parliament in Westminster and vote on issues that are important to young people and help make a positive change for everyone

What are the benefits of being a Member of UK Youth Parliament?

•Being part of the UKYP is a fun experience, presenting young people with a range of new enjoyable challenges

•UKYP empowers young people to take positive action within their local communities based upon issues of shared concern

•UKYP gives the young people of the UK an opportunity to be involved in a democratic process at a national level

•MYPs gain a wide range of skills and experience, which help with future education and career opportunities

•MYPs visit Parliament and vote on national issues chosen by young people across the country

•MYPs learn how to represent other young people

•MYPs make positive change happen for young people and others in East Riding and across the country

How do I get involved?

•Young people across the East Riding who want to make a positive change and be a voice for other young people, are being invited to stand as candidates for election to the UK Youth Parliament

•East Riding of Yorkshire Council, working in partnership with East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) are looking for young people between the age of 11 and 18 to nominate themselves as candidates

•We are looking to elect two candidates to the UK Youth Parliament to represent the East Riding. To be eligible to stand in the election the young person must be meet one of the two criteria:

1. Be between the age of 11 and 18 years old

2. Live, work or study in the East Riding for 14 or more hours a week

•Those who nominate themselves to stand will be supported to write their own election manifesto, which will include the things candidates would like to change for the better. Candidates will then go on the campaign trail hoping to secure the votes which will see them elected as a member of the UK Youth Parliament

What happens next?

The closing date for young people to apply has now closed. Elections taking place in February and the declaration being held in March.

Information on how to vote will be published shortly.

UK YOUTH PARLIAMENT – East Riding Elections
If you would like to know how you can get involved in the UK Youth Parliament elections taking place in East Riding, please contact Detty Tyler, via email or call 01482 871077 (option 4).