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Annual Sitting of UK Youth Parliament

Simran Uppal, Member of the Youth Parliament for Bassetlaw, attended the Youth Parliament on Friday 9th November.

Simran Uppal in ParliamentMembers of the Youth Parliament debated topics as diverse as knife crime, votes at 16, and homelessness, as part of their annual session in the House of Commons Chamber.

Over 250 Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK participated in the Commons debate. Simran Uppal Member of the Youth Parliament for Bassetlaw from Ranskill and Chair of Bassetlaw Youth Council was amongst those who attended.

The sitting was the tenth session of the UK Youth Parliament in the Commons Chamber and the topics for debate were selected through the annual 'Make Your Mark' campaign. This was the UK’s largest ever ballot of young people, with over 1.1 million young people aged 11-18 voting. The campaign was coordinated by the British Youth Council with the support of local authorities, the UK Parliament, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

UK Youth Parliament has chosen to focus on lowering the voting age to 16 and knife crime in 2019. The decision came following the UK Youth Parliament’s tenth House of Commons debate which was chaired by the Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP. Knife crime was declared a top concern in the UK Youth Parliament’s 'Make Your Mark' ballot of over 1.1 million young people.

Votes at 16 continues to be an important issue for young people and has been voted as a campaign priority for the third year in a row.

Simran Uppal, MYP Bassetlaw

 

 


Last Updated on Monday, December 03, 2018

Annual Sitting of UK Youth Parliament

Simran Uppal, Member of the Youth Parliament for Bassetlaw, attended the Youth Parliament on Friday 9th November.

Simran Uppal in ParliamentMembers of the Youth Parliament debated topics as diverse as knife crime, votes at 16, and homelessness, as part of their annual session in the House of Commons Chamber.

Over 250 Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK participated in the Commons debate. Simran Uppal Member of the Youth Parliament for Bassetlaw from Ranskill and Chair of Bassetlaw Youth Council was amongst those who attended.

The sitting was the tenth session of the UK Youth Parliament in the Commons Chamber and the topics for debate were selected through the annual 'Make Your Mark' campaign. This was the UK’s largest ever ballot of young people, with over 1.1 million young people aged 11-18 voting. The campaign was coordinated by the British Youth Council with the support of local authorities, the UK Parliament, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

UK Youth Parliament has chosen to focus on lowering the voting age to 16 and knife crime in 2019. The decision came following the UK Youth Parliament’s tenth House of Commons debate which was chaired by the Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP. Knife crime was declared a top concern in the UK Youth Parliament’s 'Make Your Mark' ballot of over 1.1 million young people.

Votes at 16 continues to be an important issue for young people and has been voted as a campaign priority for the third year in a row.

Simran Uppal, MYP Bassetlaw


Last Updated on Monday, December 03, 2018

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