Make Your Mark

Thousands of young people have their say

Make Your Mark gives a unique opportunity to reach out to young people who go on to be opinion formers and leaders of the future. This year, through school, online and through our grassroots we’ll be reaching out to young people once again.   The ballot decided what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on to be their campaign for in 2018. The debate will take place in November 2017 within the House of Commons.

5 issues being debated in the House of Commons in November:

  • A Curriculum to prepare us for life  – Schools should cover topics including finance, sex and relationships and politics in the curriculum. (Devolved)
  • Transport – Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all. (Devolved)
  • Work Experience hubs for 11-18 year olds  – Knowing where to find work experience can be challenging. Government should create an online space to help young people with this. (Devolved)
  • Votes at 16 – Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in all elections/referendums. (UK wide)
  • Protect LGBT+ People – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+ young people deserve to be treated the same as everyone else; discrimination needs to be challenged. (UK wide)

The Make Your Mark ballot orders the top five issues, but those chosen for the UK wide priorities debate must include 2 UK wide topics and 3 reserved English only topics. Due to the devolved nature of the UK democracy and to ensure relevant representation of the issues from all nations.

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See the full results and share our Make Your Mark success:

Make Your Mark 2017 Infographic (v2)

Make Your Mark 2017 – Results Report (v2)