With politics dominating our TV screens, Twitter feeds and everything else in-between this week, members of the UK Youth Parliament will debate a range of issues today, heralding the beginning of UK Parliament Week next week (14-20th November).
Sitting for their seventh year in the House of Commons Chamber, the need for cheap and accessible public transport, racism and religious discrimination are all topics up for deliberation, alongside the expression of ideas for ‘A Better, Kinder Democracy’.
Receiving a record number of ballots, this year’s Make Your Mark campaign (see link below) reached a total of 978, 216 young people. Make Your Mark is now the biggest youth consultation of its kind in UK history, with almost two million young people aged 11-18 taking part in the last two years.
At the close of the debates, MYPs will vote to decide which of the topics will becomes the focus of their national 2017 campaign.
The debate will be streamed live on the UK Parliament website.
You can find more info on UK Youth Parliament here.
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