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Member of Youth Parliament elections

In February 2024, young people aged 11 to 18 will be able to vote for their Member of Youth Parliament to represent the views of the young people in their constituency.

What Members of Youth Parliament do

Members of Youth Parliament are elected every two years across the UK. There are currently hundreds of Members of Youth Parliament.

Once elected Members of Youth Parliament:

  • meet with MPs and local councillors
  • organise events
  • run campaigns
  • make speeches
  • hold debates
  • ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers

How to vote

To vote in the Member of Youth Parliament elections, your school or youth group must be registered as listed in the table following the school registration heading.

If your school is registered, they will be in charge of running the election within their school.

School registration

Schools registeredDate of votingAppointed staff member
All Saints Academy16 February 2024P. Kelley
Bede Sixth Form14 February 2024K. Dollimore
Conyers School9 February 2024W. Ditta
Egglescliffe School9 February 2024D. Moulder
Ian Ramsey CE Academy5 to 16 February 2024K. Craven
Northfield School and Sports College13 February to 16 FebruaryE. Dineen
Red House School9 February 2024R. Ashcroft
St. Michael's College AcademyWeek commencing 5 February 2024E. Gilhooley
Stockton Sixth Form College7 February 2024D. Houghton

 

What happens if you get elected

Once you are elected, you will be expected to find out the concerns and needs of other young people in your constituency, and represent these views to decision-makers on a local, regional and national level.

As a Member of Youth Parliament, you will also chair and lead Bright Minds Big Futures, working closely with your youth council to ensure you have as much support as you can.

During your term of office, you will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of events, projects and campaigns.

Your MP will be keen to hear from you and many Members of Youth Parliament develop a productive working relationship with their MP, often having regular meetings at the House of Commons and in the constituency.

In addition to working locally and regionally, the UK Youth Parliament also undertakes to facilitate meetings between Members of Youth Parliament, government ministers and government departments on the issues that are raised in the UK Youth Parliament Manifesto.

As a Member of Youth Parliament, you will also get the opportunity to attend between 6 and 10 regional meetings during your term of office.

Once a year the UK Youth Parliament holds an annual conference, bringing together all of the Members of Youth Parliament from across the whole of the UK for a 4-day residential to receive training, plan campaigns, update the UK Youth Parliament Manifesto and socialise.

A Member of Youth Parliament's term of office lasts for up to 2 years. On average you will need to commit between 1 and 5 hours per week on UK Youth Parliament activities.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns, please email kameron.spence@stockton.gov.uk or phone 07443 345980.