Young people encouraged to make their mark
Date Added: 25/07/2016
Young people across Central Bedfordshire are being asked what issues matter most to them.
It is part of the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country – and Central Bedfordshire Youth Parliament is taking part.
The national ballot runs from 12 August until 5 October, and young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) in the House of Commons on 11 November.
Voting takes places both online and through ballot papers issued in schools and youth centres.
Ten topics will be available to choose from on the initial Make Your Mark ballot paper, with the five most popular topics among young people going on to be discussed by MYPs in their November debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP and broadcast live on BBC Parliament.
Last year’s Make Your Mark ballot saw 970,000 young people taking part, making it the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK.
Any schools, colleges or youth organisations wishing to take part should contact Lisa Wright, Senior Youth Worker, at [email protected]