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UKYP Elections

UKYP Elections

Posted on: 19/01/2017

Candidate Information Evening

Wednesday 18 January 2017

at Hendon Town Hall from 6-8pm

Registration is now open and young people can now register online at: https://www.mi-nomination.com/BarnetUKYP

The key dates for the UKYP elections are listed below;

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Candidate Information Evening for candidates at Hendon Town Hall from 6-8pm

Friday 3 February 2017

Final deadline for candidate registration, closes at 11:59pm

Monday 6 February 2017

Distribution of election posters/ voter cards to schools

Thursday 9 February 2017 (please note this date has changed from previous communications)

UKYP candidates’ debate evening Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP 6-8pm

Monday 20 February – Monday 6 March 2017

Online voting opens onwww.barnetukyp.co.uk – voting closes at 11:59pm on Monday 6 March 2017

Monday 13 March 2017

Results announced at an event for candidates and their families, friends and school staff at North London Business Park from 6:45 to 8pm

 

What is the UKYP?

  • It is run by young people for young people, UK Youth Parliament is a national forum which provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.
  • It is composed of representatives from across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  • Ensures that young people in the UK are given a voice on any issues that affects them, as laid out in Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Supported by government and opposition parties, the UKYP runs campaigns to improve the lives of young people.

UK Youth Parliament in Barnet

  • Members of the Youth Parliament (MYP’s) are elected for a one year term of office
  • Barnet has 4 youth parliament members
  • Each member is offered a Leadership Development Programme and support to bring to life their campaign
  • The programme is free of charge with no expenses covered by members
  • Find out more about UKYP at www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk

What does an MYP do?

  • MYP’s across the UK work to give young people a voice – listening to marginalised groups, organising events, making films, meeting MP’s, lobbying for change, organising campaigns and appearing in the media, all to amplify the views of their peers.
  • Represent the Young people of Barnet at regional, national and sometimes international events – Including the House of Commons debate.
  • Work on your very own project that is important to Barnet’s young people and engage with Barnet Youth Board representatives.
  • Work with young people in the borough, attend local festivals and events and engage with local decision makers.

How to vote:

  • All schools and colleges will be sent voter cards with a unique voter codes for each student
  • Go online www.barnetukyp.co.uk between 20 February & 6 March 2017 to input the unique voter code and cast your vote.