What is an MYP?
- MYPs (and Deputy MYPs) are elected in every part of the UK
- Elections in B&NES take place in March every other year
- All young people aged 11-18 living and/ or studying in B&NES are eligible to vote
- Each young person has just 1 vote
- Ballots take place in schools, youth groups and other registered settings (Polling Station) around B&NES. Click here for information on how to become a registered setting
- Once elected MYPs meet with their peers to consult them on what matters most to them.
- They also meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, and hold debates to ensure the views of young people are being listened to by decision makers.
- In November of their term, the MYP will debate in the House of Commons. We are the only people allowed in the chamber besides the MPs themselves!
The Youth Forum
B&NES MYP and Deputy MYP will be supported by the B&NES Youth Forum – a group of young people who campaign for changes locally, regionally and nationally.
Any young person aged 11-18 living or studying in B&NES can be involved in the Youth Forum – meetings are held in Central Bath fortnightly on Mondays from 6:15-8:50pm
Click here for more information about B&NES Youth Forum