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United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP)

UK Youth Parliament
UK Youth Parliament

Who will be Dudley's UK Youth Parliament representatives for 2017 -2019?


For information on this year's candidates check the Election Candidates 2017 download


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

The Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) are elected by their peers and are offered a number of local, regional and national opportunities to influence decisions which affect young people’s lives.

In Dudley we have two places on the UKYP and will be holding our election from Monday January 30th until Sunday 12th February 2017 (inclusive) across schools, colleges, PRUs, youth centres, and other organisations across the Borough.   

If you would like to host a ballot box please contact me on the details below and we can agree the best way for your organisation to get as many votes as possible.

Darren Foley, Officer for Youth Empowerment, Dudley Youth Service

01384 815172 / 07827 836969 or email darren.foley@dudley.gov.uk / ukyp@dudley.gov.uk

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UKYP Candidates 2017 Pictures
UKYP Candidates 2017

How many seats do we have in Dudley?

Dudley has two Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) who sit on the UK Youth Parliament(UKYP).

Elections are held every two years through secondary, special schools, colleges and youth centres where the new representatives are elected by young people.

In 2015 over 6,500 young people voted in the elections in Dudley.

Elected UKYP reps campaign on one issue that young people voted them in to work on. They have the opportunity to meet with Government Ministers, and take part in regional and national events to lobby and campaign for change.

All young people aged 11-19 living in Dudley borough have the right to stand for election to the UKYP and to vote for their representatives.

For more information about UK Youth Parliament and their campaigns, please follow this link: UK Youth Parliament Website.

If you have any questions about being a UK Youth Parliament representative then please contact Siobhan Lloyd, Officer for Youth Empowerment:

ukyp@dudley.gov.uk  or  01384 815172

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