North Yorkshire has 3 members of the UK Youth Parliament who represent the young people in their area and take local issues forward to the national agenda.

The 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, the UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for young people aged 11 to 18 to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. Members have the opportunity to be involved in the democracy at a national level. 

Being a member of the youth parliament is very exciting. Throughout your term of office, you will have the chance to get involved in a range of activities. For example, you will 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 an MYPs job is to engage with and represent the young people in their constituency on both a local and national level.

Elections to the UK Youth Parliament take place every two years and all young people aged between 11 and 17 are eligible to stand for election. In North Yorkshire we have three members of the youth parliament, with separate constituencies in the East, West, and Central areas of the county.

For more information about the work of members of the youth parliament, the election process, or to speak to your local MYP, please email nyvoice@northyorks.gov.uk.

You can also contact us on social media Instagram @nyccyouthvoiceFacebook @northyorkshireyouthvoice and Twitter @YouthYorkshire.