UK Youth Parliament - Leeds

UKYP 2020 Elections

This year, 36 young people in Leeds applied to become a Member of Youth Parliament for 2020-2021. These applications were shortlisted down to a final six. It's now over to you to decide who you would like to represent you at a local, regional and national level.

If you are aged 11-18 and live in Leeds, please visit our voting portal using the link below to cast your votes. Voting is open until 9am on Monday 24th February 2020. Good luck to all the candidates. 

How it works

Every two years young people in Leeds aged 11-18 vote for their three Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) to represent them at a local, regional and national level.

Following the elections at the start of 2018, the current MYPs for Leeds are: Samuel Cliff, Sylvia Cullen, Arqam Al-Hadeed and Harry Small.

During the late summer, MYPs helped roll out the 2018 Make Your Mark ballot (in which 24,708 young people from Leeds voted) and following the subsequent national sitting in the House of Commons in November, your local MYPs are now working on the UKYP national campaign which is 'tackling knife crime".

How to become an MYP for Leeds

The UKYP Elections happen every two years in Leeds with the next elections due to take place in early 2020. To ensure that you are always up-to-date with Youth Voice opportunities in Leeds and are amongtst the first to hear about the next UKYP elections we reccomend that you join the Leeds Youth Council

Current Campaign

Members of Youth Parliament for Leeds are currently working on a campaign to reduce knife crime amongst young people. This issue was voted the top national issue at the UKYP Sitting in the House of Commons in November 2018. Whilst working on this campaign - MYPs have also been busy with other projects and pieces of work. You can read their bi-annual updates below as well as a report from the Knife Crime Youth Summit held in July 2019.

Leeds UKYP Report Mar to Sept 2019.pdf

UKYP Knife Crime Event Report.pdf

April to Sept 2018 UKYP Report.pdf

Oct 2018 to Feb 2019 UKYP Report.pdf

Previous Campaigns

2011-12 Cheaper public transport

2012-13 Cheaper public transport

2013-14 A Curriculum for Life / Votes @ 16

View the short film documenting their journey here

2014-15 Better mental health services for young people

View the short film documenting their 2015 journey here

2015-16 Tackling Racial and Religious Discrimination

Read a full summary of the UKYP 2016-18 Full Term Report.pdf

View the 2016/17 #LetsTackleIt film or read the event report

Contact info and further links

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