Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) are elected annually in every part of the UK. There are currently hundreds of MYPs.
Once elected MYPs meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates and ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers.
The most important aspect of any MYP’s job is to make sure they represent the views of the young people in their constituency. Any MYP can set up a campaign, and any young person can support it and make a difference.
Please find below the names of the newly Elected Members of Youth Parliament for Nottinghamshire. Special congratulations go to Murad Kamali of The Samworth Church Academy in being elected for the district of Mansfield.
1. Ashfield: Aimee Johnson
2. Bassetlaw: Kristy Withell
3. Mansfield: Murad Kamali
4. Gedling: Florence Orchard
5. Newark and Sherwood: Tom Morell
6. Rushcliffe: Jack Dobson
7. Pioneers: Dylan Wilson
8. Broxtowe: Sami Ayoub
12,721 votes overall for Nottinghamshire were achieved and 27 Young people put themselves forward to be elected.
During their term of office, MYPs work with their MPs, decision makers, councillors and local youth groups on the issues of greatest concern to their constituents.
Nationally, the views of young people are represented in the UKYP manifesto, which contains statements on the issues MYPs think are most important.
MYPs across the UK work to give young people a voice – listening to marginalised groups, organising events, making films, meeting MPs, lobbying for change, organising campaigns and appearing in the media, all to amplify the views of their peers.
Go to http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/about-us/ for all the latest Youth Parliament news and information.