The UKYP has approximately 300 Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) across the UK, all aged 11-18 years. Elections take place in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) every 2 years, and all young people aged 11-18 years living or at school in BaNES are able to stand for election. Once elected, MYP’s organise local events and projects, run campaigns and influence local decision makers on the issues that matter most to young people within BaNES.
Interested in learning more? Below is a little from Renée Weber; Bath & NES Deputy Member of Youth Parliament
“My name is Renée Weber, I am 14 years old and I have been elected as the new deputy member of youth parliament (DMYP) for BANES. I was shocked when I found out but I'm also extremely excited to help make a difference in the local community and help contribute to a national change.
I have Aspergers, OCD and anxiety, meaning I understand the ongoing mental health crisis.
Personally, I will be campaigning on mental health but I will also actively be getting involved with all other relevant issues that affect young people.
I genuinely believe that by working alongside key people I can help develop other's understanding as to what needs to be done. I'm greatly looking forward to this journey and hope to make a positive contribution to the lives that of young people!”
If you would like to find out more information about becoming a Member of Youth Parliament get in contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org