The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is run by young people for young people (aged 11 -18) and has over 600 members across the United Kingdom. The main aim of the UKYP is to enable young people to use their energy and passion to affect change for the better.
It has become a powerful voice which is heard and listened to by local and national government, providers of services 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).
To understand the role of the MYP please watch the following video where Jess Hugill (Previous MYP for Stockton-on-Tees) talks about her experience.
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 in Stockton-on-Tees 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:
Maisy will champion the cause of young people (aged 11- 18 years old):
For further information visit the following websites.