Make Your Mark 2017

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Over 950,000 young people decided what Members Youth Parliament debated in House of Commons

In 2017, a total of 954,766 young people from every corner of the country took part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot. The ballot decided what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on to be their campaign for in 2018. The debate took place on Friday 10th 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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Make Your Mark 2017 Infographic (v2)

Make Your Mark 2017 – Results Report (v2)