Members of the Youth Parliament from across the UK have come together annually to take part in 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. past speakers have included:
- John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
- Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury (2000–2002)
- Iby Knell, A Holocaust Survivor
- Tim Loughton, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Children & Families (2010-2012)
Who can attend?
This event is only open to MYPs and their support worker(s). If an MYP is unable to attend, then he/she may nominate a youth representative to deputise in their place.
This year the UK Youth Parliament’s Annual Sitting will take place on Friday 22nd July 2016 to Sunday 24th July 2016 at the University of York. Book now.
PAST ANNUAL SITTING EVENTS:
UK Youth Parliament’s 15th Annual Sitting took place on Friday 31st July 2015 to Sunday 2nd August 2015 at Exeter University.
Members of Youth Parliament met on Friday 25th July 2014 at Lancaster University.
Members of Youth Parliament met on Friday 26th July 2013 at Leeds University.
Members of Youth Parliament came together on Friday, 27 July 2012 at the University of Nottingham.
Members of Youth Parliament went to Leeds University on Friday, 22 July 2011.
Members of Youth Parliament descended on Ulster University on Friday 23rd July 2010, marking the 1st time in the event’s history to be held of the mainland of Britain.
Members of Youth Parliament gathered at University of Kent from Friday 24 July 2009.
Members of Youth Parliament traveled to University of Exeter from Monday 19th July 2008.
Members of Youth Parliament met at University of Strathclyde in Scotland.