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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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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 Jess Hugill and Kushan Bhardwaj is the Deputy MYP. 

That is about to change as there is going to be an election at the end of February 2017 to decide who will become the next MYP for the borough.


2017 Election for Member of the UK Youth Parliament 

Schools, academies and colleges across the borough have been invited to let their students take part in the election by voting, and standing as a candidate if they wish to.

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


What you need to know about this election 

The candidates have now been confirmed, and have prepared statements about why you should vote for them. Read the key election information and candidate details to find out who they are and what they have to say. It also explains how to vote.


Election Documents

Notice of Election - formally announcing the election.

MYP Election timetable - what happens and when.

Frequently Asked Questions - about being a member of the UK Youth Parliament


Information for Candidates

MYP handbook -lots of useful hints, tips and information about carrying out the role of an MYP. 

If you need more information about the MYP election please ring call 01642 526196 or email:


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.