UK Youth Parliament enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. Run by young people for young people, UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.

How does it work?

UK Youth Parliament has 300 elected Members of Youth Parliament aged 11-18. Members of Youth Parliament are elected in annual youth elections throughout the UK. Any young person aged 11-18 can stand or vote. In the past two years one million young people have voted in UK Youth Parliament elections.

Once elected Members of Youth Parliament organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people. All Members of Youth Parliament meet nationally twice a year at the UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting and UK Youth Parliament House of Commons Sitting.

UK Youth Parliament campaigns

Each year thousands of young people help decide the UK Youth Parliament's campaign priorities. Find out more about UK Youth Parliament's campaigns.

What do they believe in?

The views of young people are represented in the UK Youth Parliament Manifesto, which contains statements on the issues Members of Youth Parliament think are most important. Read their manifesto.

Opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice

to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning.

Get involved in Make Your Mark.

  • Get your voice heard.
  • Influence what the UK Youth Parliament debate at the House of Commons Sitting.
  • Be part of the thousands of young people involved.
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