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Vote on Youth Parliament issues
TEENAGERS are being called on to make their mark on politics.
The UK Youth Parliament has launched Make Your Mark, a UK-wide ballot which gives young people aged 11 to 18 the chance to decide what members of Youth Parliament should debate and vote on during their sitting in the House of Commons in November when they will decide their campaign for the year ahead.
To mark the start of Parliament Week on November 15, members of Youth Parliament will debate the top four issues chosen by young people in the ballot.
Charles McGrath, member of the UK Youth Parliament for East Wiltshire and a pupil at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury, will be visiting schools, colleges and youth centres to encourage students to cast their vote.
He said: “It is essential for young people to take part in any political process so that their views are loud and clearly heard. The UK Youth Parliament, and in particular the 'Make Your Mark' campaign, offers young people from across the country that opportunity.”
Voters are required to choose one issue that they consider to be the most important issue for young people in the UK from 15 options.
The ballot is open until October 11. Ballot papers have been delivered to local authorities, schools, and youth clubs, across the UK, and young people can also cast their vote online mi-vote.com/mym.
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