Brought to you by BCP Council

UK Youth Parliament

UK Youth Parliament 

The UK Youth Parliament is run by the British Youth Council. It gives 11 to 18 year olds a chance to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.

Every year, young people in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole elect:

  • two members of UK Youth Parliament (MYP)
  • two deputy members of Youth Parliament (DMYP)

These members represent Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole nationally.

They attend national events throughout the year including:

  • the UK Youth Parliament's annual sitting
  • the annual House of Commons debate.

They will also:

  • listen to marginalised groups
  • organise events
  • meet MPs
  • lobby for change
  • organise campaigns and appear in the media.

The Members of Youth Parliament for 2020/2021 have:

  • developed a set of resources with Mental Health professionals that will soon be introduced to local Secondary schools to help teachers support young people in school
  • championed the views of young people at Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny
  • represented the views of young people at a regional and national level – including at a DfE consultation on exams during COVID-19
  • held a climate change summit in summer 2020.