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UK Youth Parliament (UKYP)

elections and voting

The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is run by young people for young people (aged 11 -18) and has over 600 members representing young people across the United Kingdom. The main aim of the UKYP is to enable young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better.

It has become a powerful voice over the last ten years, which is heard and listened to by local and national government, providers of services for young people and other agencies who have an interest in the views and needs of young people.

Each Local Education Authority (LEA) in England represents a Youth Parliament Constituency. Each constituency holds elections for its young people to decide who will represent them as their Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP). The current MYP for the borough of Stockton on Tees is Maisy Best and Alex Chorlton-Wilson is the Deputy MYP. 


Youth Parliament Election 2017

The borough-wide election to decide who would represent the borough's young people in the UK Youth Parliament was held in February/ March 2017.  

Seven candidates stood for election and voting took place across ten schools/colleges in Stockton.

Maisy Best from Conyers School was elected as the new Member for the UK Youth Parliament with a total of 2061 votes and Alex Chorlton-Wilson from Northfield School was elected as her Deputy with 1341 votes.


The Stockton Youth Parliament Election results for 2017 were as follows:

Certificate of Result - First Count  

Certificate of Result - Second Count 


Maisy will champion the cause of  young people (aged 11- 18 years old):


Are you 16 or over?

Make sure your voice is heard in future elections by registering to vote. It only takes 2 minutes and you can do it online by visiting the GOV.UK website - Register to vote.

Watch the 'Individual Voter Registration - What it means to you' YouTube video and pass the link on to your friends.


Additional Information

For further information visit the following websites.


Previous Youth Parliament Elections

Youth Parliament Election 2015

This election was held on February 2013. Six candidates stood for election. Jess Hugill from Conyers School, Yarm, was elected as the Member for the UK Youth Parliament with Kushan Bhardwaj from St Patrick's Catholic College as her Deputy.

The Youth Parliamentary Election results for 2015 were as follows: