Youth Parliament

The UK Youth Parliament is run by young people for young people, aged 11-18 year-old, to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. They meet once a year for workshops, debate, create and change national manifesto policy, and network. It takes place on a university campus over three days. The event includes keynote speeches from political figures, followed by question and answer sessions. They also have an annual debate in the House of Commons chamber, chaired by the Speaker, which decides a priority campaign for the year.

The constitution should include provisions for every school to have a schools council every local authority to have an elected youth council, and a national youth council with a statutory link to the work of parliament through select committees (as suggested in my proposals for Citizens Policy Forums).


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