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UK Youth Parliament - Rotherham


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What is UKYP?

It is a national forum providing young people with a platform for voice and influence.

It is run by democratically elected young people aged 14 to 18 who are elected biannually from across the UK. There are currently over 600 MYPs and Deputy MYPs from across the country who meet MPs, local Councillors and organise events, run campaigns and lead debates on issues which are relevant and important to young people. Young people identify these issues during the election process.

The most important part of an MYP’s role is representing the views of young people in their ‘constituency’. Recent national campaigns have included Votes @ 16 and Curriculum for Life.

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How do I become a Member of Youth Parliament?

Election Process

In Rotherham 2 MYPs and 2 Deputy MYPs are elected. Over 5,500 young people voted in the Rotherham 2014 elections

October Manifesto Launch

Potential candidates attend training events to familiarise themselves with the role of MYP and prepare manifestos

February Elections

Ballot boxes available in colleges, secondary schools, youth centres and community Groups and all young people in Rotherham are encouraged to vote.

MYP Meetings

If you are elected as a MYP there will be the following meetings:


  • Every 2 weeks at MyPlace in Rotherham
  • Quarterly regional meeting of MYPs from ‘constituencies’ across Yorkshire and Humber
  • Annual Debate session at The House of Commons
  • Annual Sitting residential weekend held at a university campus

How to Get Involved

MYPs are happy to visit your school, college, voluntary/community group. Please contact:

Facebook: /ukyprotherham
Twitter: @UKYPRotherham

Sarah Bellamy - Voice & Influence Worker
Tel: 07584174878