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UK Youth Parliament 2018

Providing opportunities for young people aged 11-18 to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning.

The UK Youth Parliament ensures that young people of the UK are given a voice on any issue that affects them, as laid out in Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) are elected in youth elections throughout the UK; in Leicestershire three new Members of Youth Parliament are elected every two years in February and take up their term of office on 1 March.

Once elected the MYPs find out the concerns and needs of other young people in Leicestershire and represents these views to decision makers on a local, regional and national level. MYPs also attend and organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues that matter to young people.

This year we have five young people standing for election and all young people aged 11 to 18 living, working or going to school or college in Leicestershire can vote for who they want to represent them and ensure their voice is heard.

Voting has now concluded and we will be announcing more about the winners soon, but all the candidates listed below will help out in some capacity either as elected members or as assistants.

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