The UKYP Annual Sitting took place over the weekend of 27th – 29th July. Over 250 MYPs gathered in Nottingham to shape the UKYP Manifesto, debate important issues, and to meet other members from across the country.
The MYPs heard from the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP, as well as Tim Loughton MP, Parliametary Under-secretary for Children and Families. The weekend also included a speech from Peter Tatchell, the Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, who spoke about inequality at the Olympics.
You can see lots more photos from the weekend on the UKYP Facebook page – be sure to tag yourself!
It was great to see so many people getting involved with the debates, and also extending the conversation to Twitter. Here’s what grabbed your interest over the weekend:
@tomoleary72: Lots of action…from UKYP sitting in Nottingham. Youth democracy in action
@SAMCOATES: Really enjoyed #ukyp12 today. So many engaged, passionate young people. You’re an inspiration!
@TIMLOUGHTON: Great buzz at #ukyp12 in Nottingham yesterday—really enjoyed extended questions—good luck 4 rest of weekend
@timloughton: “It only remains for me to congratulate you..I encourage you to keep up your hard-work and enthusiasm”and thanks 4 all you r doing 4 yp
@FRANKLYNMUSIC: I’ve never seen so many passionate and informed young people in one room in my life. #ukyp, big up
@kaylawwr: Yesterday was one of the biggest days in my life and the support I got from people from UKYP12 is amazing!!!
@littlenasa still singing and dancing to songs with @ukyp this morning. Wish it was prom again
@swfcrul11: Missing everyone from UKYP12 it was a weekend I will remember for a long long time!!!
A big thanks to everyone who attended and made it a great weekend!