We are currently re-electing our Members of Youth Parliament!
You could be elected as a Member of Youth Parliament for Sandwell!
The United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) is a programme that provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning. This responsibility projects you to reach local, regional and national government, providers of services for young people and other agencies who have an interest in the views of young people.
In Sandwell, we have two MYPs.
If 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.
Being a Member of Youth Parliament is a serious commitment and requires passion for the role to represent the views of Sandwell young people. An MYP’s term of office lasts for two years.
Being an MYP will allow you to develop a variety of skills, including:
If you would like to be a Member of Youth Parliament, please complete the Expressions of Interest Form here.
*Please note: If you would like to be a Member of Youth Parliament, you must attend the Briefing & Information Evening on Thursday 7th December from 5pm. Please note: If you cannot attend this event, your application will not be considered.*
The Youth Comissioners are currently in the process of being re-elected.
Applications for Youth Commissioners are now closed. Please keep an eye on this webpage for details about voting, when voting opens!
Make Your Mark gives all young people aged 11-18 in the UK the chance to have a say on the biggest issues facing young people.
Supported by over 780 schools, colleges, youth groups, and Councils. Powered by the British Youth Council; made possible with kind support of BBC Children in Need, National Lottery Community Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The results will be used to decide what the UK Youth Parliament should campaign on in 2022-24.
In Sandwell, we had a total of 2,422 votes.
The votes were as follows:
We would like to thank all schools in Sandwell who took part, and all young people who voted!
Please see below for the national Make Your Mark results!
The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. It’s a Youth-led charity empowering young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. They help support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally.
The BYC incorporates many different elements in empowering the youth of today in achieving youth leadership and prominence throughout the community.