UK Youth Parliament
in Northern Ireland
For young people, by young people: to use their energy and passion
to change the world for the better.
Voting is open 29th Jan – 8th Mar, and will take place in registered Polling Stations
It is time to get involved and make sure you represent the views of young people to people in power.
We are a democratically elected and non-party political programme; we give opportunities to 11-18-year-olds to use their elected voice to campaign on the issues important to them and take these views to people in power to make change happen.
Members of Youth Parliament
Members of Youth Parliament are elected every 2 years from across the UK. Once elected, Members of Youth Parliament meet with MLAs, 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 Members of Youth Parliament’s job is to make sure they represent the views of the young people in their constituency. Any Member of Youth Parliament can set up a campaign, and any young person can support it and make a difference.
What we believe in: Our Manifesto
House of Commons Debate
What is a Member of Youth Parliament?
Becoming an MYP
It’s open to anyone aged 11-18 who is passionate and wants to see change happen.
Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) are elected every 2 years, with 18 being elected across NI. They then join over 200 Members of Youth Parliament across the UK. Youth Parliament in NI elections will happen from 31st January – 13th February 2022, where we’ll be electing MYPs that will serve until February 2024.
Who Can Stand?
Anyone aged 11-18 (but you will need to stand down on your 19th birthday).
To stand you need to
• live in the constituency
• or be in education in the constituency
• or work in the constituency for a minimum of 14 hours.
You cannot stand in more than one constituency in the same year’s election.
Fermanagh & South Tyrone
Newry & Armagh