Norfolk Youth Parliament - register to stand in the election

Closes 10 Feb 2020

Opened 5 Dec 2019

Overview

Are you passionate about standing up for young people? Then why not stand to become a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) and be a voice for young people in your local area.

  • Make sure the voice of young people is heard by decision makers
  • Get something stand out on your CV and UCAS application
  • Run youth consultations to find out what's most important to young people 
  • Meet as a group once a month to plan campaigns and meet with decision makers
  • Travel to London three times a year to meet MYPs from London and the East of England
  • Take part in a debate in the House of Commons 
  • Go away for a long weekend at a UK University with MYPs from across the UK

You don’t need to be a political expert to stand in the elections but it is important that you are:

  • Passionate about standing up for young people
  • Committed to taking part for two years
  • Non-party political during the Youth Parliamment elections
  • Between 11 - 18 years of age 

How to register to stand in the election

Over the next few pages we will ask some questions about you and why you would like to take part. It's easy and quick to register and you can save your application and come back to it at any time. You can register to take part in the election by using the link below.

The deadline for registering is Monday 10 February at 5pm. After you have submitted your registration, we will send you an email to let you know that we have received it.

What to do next:

Come along to our Norfolk Youth Parliament welcome event. We are holding a special welcome event for candidates on Saturday 15 February 1.00pm – 4.00pm at the OPEN Youth Trust in Norwich. It’s an important chance to find more about how it works, prepare for the election and meet the current members of Youth Parliament.  Please keep this date free.

Get involved

Events

  • Welcome event

    From 15 Feb 2020 at 13:00 to 15 Feb 2020 at 16:00

    Where: OPEN Youth Trust, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF
    What: Come along and find out more about the youth parliament and elections and meet the current members of Norfolk Youth Parliament.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Children
  • Parents and carers and guardians
  • Young people
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Children's Services

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Democracy and participation
  • Education and early years