Hillingdon Member of Youth Parliament Election 2017
What is the UK Youth Parliament?
Run by young people for young people, The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) provides opportunities for 11-18 year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. The UKYP is made up of over 300 MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament), who are elected by their peers in youth elections throughout the UK. Any young person aged 11-18 can stand or vote.
What is a Member of Youth Parliament?
Once elected, MYPs organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people. For example, MYPs meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, make speeches, hold debates, and ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers. Hillingdon has two MYPs elected annually who work closely with the Hillingdon Youth Council.
Who can vote in the election?
Young people aged between 11-18 can take part. We are looking for as many young people to vote for their preferred candidate as possible.
This year there are five candidates running for election:
Saffron Brown Davis - Swakeleys School for Girls
Sidharth Chaggar - Vyners School
Shannon Maguire - Harlington School
Alex Old - Uxbridge High School
Najma Yusuf - Harlington School
Listen to this year's Youth Parliament candidates