Electing Debate Leads

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Each Region and Nation will elect a Debate Lead and a reserve to represent their area at UK Youth Parliament’s debate in the House of Commons, on Friday 9th November 2018. Giving us a total of 12 Debate Leads.

A further three debate leads will be chosen from the following regions/ nations:

  1. Army Welfare Service Overseas
  2. The region/nation with the highest percentage increase in turnout (updated on 10/9 to reflect a previous PG decision replacing highest % turnout with % highest increase)
  3. East Midlands

The selection of regions with a 2nd Debate Lead has been made by the PGs, who have agreed a rota system. For more information on this please read the Procedures Book

What does the Debate Lead do?

Debate Leads shape each of the proposed campaigns by providing speeches For, Against and a Summation at the House of Commons Sitting on the 9th November 2018

Debate Leads must:

  • Be passionate about the work they are doing for UKYP.
  • Have examples of work they have done as an MYP.
  • Want to develop their public speaking skills.
  • Be prepared to represent the views of the young people of UK on the 5 issues that receive the most votes, even if they do not agree with them.
  • Be prepared to advise UKYP on how the debate should be run and structured, following the information provided by the House of Commons Outreach Team.
  • Feedback their experiences and learning to their regions or nations.

 

Electing Debate Leads 

 

MYPs in England, Scotland and NI MYPs in Wales 
  1. You must speak with your worker before standing, as they maybe able to help with your nomination
  1. You must speak with your worker before standing, as they maybe able to help with your nomination

2. Complete the online nomination form, by 11:45pm Sunday 23rd September. Once completed, and you have clicked ‘Submit’ a confirmation message will pop up. If you don’t see this message then your nomination hasn’t been received (please make sure any pop up block is turned off)

 

2. Film a 60 sec speech. You will be allocated a For, Against or Summation speech on one of the ten Make Your Mark topics. These videos should be unedited, filmed indoors and somewhere quiet. You will be asked to include a Youtube/Dropbox etc on the nomination form

3. For Convention 2, you will be allocated a For, Against or Summation speech on one of the ten Make Your Mark topic ahead of the event and will be expected to prepare a 1 minute speech

 

3. Film and submit a 60 sec speech- 3rd Oct. You will be allocated a For, Against or Summation speech on one of the ten Make Your Mark topics. These videos should be unedited, filmed indoors and somewhere quiet. You will be asked to provide a Youtube/Dropbox etc link

 

4. If MYPs have questions for all candidates, they will be taken in groups of 3. Candidates will have up to a minute to answer each question.

 

4. Vote online between 10th – 13th October- you will be sent a link to the voting page and your unique voter code when voting goes live)

MYPs in England, Scotland and NI, if you are unable to attend Convention 2 (13th Oct), then you can nominate someone to read it out at the meeting. MYPs will be able to ask questions to all candidates (though not individuals) on the day.

Deputy Returning Officer for these elections will be the Youth Democracy Coordinator or Brendan McGowan for Scotland, Wales and NI. If you have any questions please contact them

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Electing Debate Leads Info Sheet (v2)

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