House of Commons Debate 2013

We are delighted to announce the UK Youth Parliament’s annual sitting in the House of Commons 2013.

This event marks the launch of Parliament Week – an annual national awareness week which aims to build greater awareness, understanding and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK.

Members of Youth Parliament have voted on their manifesto. Now it’s time to choose the top campaign to take forward and take action on.

Throughout August, September and October 2013, young people from across the UK will have had the opportunity to vote for the top debate they want discussed at this event in the Make Your Mark ballot.  The top five will go through to be debated at the House of Commons.

The benefits of this event to MYPs and their constituents are numerous, to name a few:

  • Allows MYPs to represent their constituents
  • Gives UKYP a national mandate
  • Legitimatises the work of UKYP
  • Provides statistical evidence of what young people across the UK want changed
  • Allows Local Authorities to back up their own campaigns with further evidence
  • Launches the 2014 UKYP national campaign with immediate effect
  • Provides all MYPs with actions to take following the debate


This is an MYP only event. DMYPs may only attend if deputising for an MYP who is unable to attend.

Travel bursaries are available for this event (please note that these might not cover your entire costs). Please speak to your Youth Democracy Coordinator about allocations.

All the information you need is available on this page – please see the documents linked to below, and the online registration page here:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Zoe on or 020 7250 8380

We look forward to seeing you there!



House of Commons FAQs and important info

House of Commons Risk Assessment 2013

Getting to St Thomas’ Hospital

Facilities for disabled visitors

House of Commons Map

UKYP House of Commons PR Template

Letter to MPs from MYPs