RBKC Youth Parliament Elections 2018

The elections for the 2018 Deputy Member of Youth Parliament are now open. The elections will run from Monday 19 February to Friday 9 March.

If you’re aged 11 to 18, why not vote for your next DMYP to represent you on the youth forum and at the UKYP, acting on local issues that affect the lives of young people.

This year’s candidates are: Emma, 14 and Bertie, 17

To find out more about the candidates, watch their manifesto videos by clicking here.

You can vote online, by text on 0797 6060 118 or by ballot at your school or youth club until Friday 2 March. If voting by text, please send the name of the person you are voting for as well as your age and postcode.

The winner will be announced on Monday 5 March.

What does UK Youth Parliament do?

The UK Youth Parliament gets involved in a range of activities, including:

  • Carrying out research into what young people want from their Council.
  • Debates about local, national and global youth, democracy and citizenship issues.
  • Organising local events.
  • Developing publicity to promote events and services for local young people.
  • Going on residential leadership trips
  • Attending conferences and events, including the UK-wide Annual Sitting and House of Commons debate.

What does a MYP do?

MYPs meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates and ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers. The most important aspect of any MYP’s job is to make sure they represent the views of the young people in their constituency. MYPs generally spend between one and five hours per week on UKYP activities.

How to get involved?

To get involved you need to have something to say, and a voice!  You can:

November 2017 - Conor Quinn is now the Member of Youth Parliament for Kensington and Chelsea

Conor Quinn, a student at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, is now the 2018 Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) in Kensington and Chelsea. Conor took part in the House of Commons Sitting with other MYPs from all over the UK to debate five issues chosen by a nationwide ballot of young people.

Conor is looking forward to taking a lead role as the MYP and on working with the new DMYP to promote youth voice and involvement in Kensington and Chelsea.

If you would like to find out more about what Conor is campaigning on, then follow him on social media: 

Facebook: facebook.com/MYPforRBKC | Twitter: @conorquinners

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about UKYP please email our team on [email protected] or call 020 7938 8022