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Youth Council gets ready to make their mark in 2019!

Make Your Mark is the UK and Europe’s largest Youth Consultation; last year 1,106,788 young people across the UK took part.

Any young person aged 11—18 can vote for the issue they believe the UK Youth Parliament should campaign on for the next year. The top issues are then debated at the House of Commons by the Members of Youth Parliament and voted on. Two issues will become campaigns for the UKYP to then campaign on for the next year.

Last year 3,557 young people in St Helens took part in Make Your Mark. 2018’s ballot paper had 10 issues which young people could vote upon. They are only allowed to place their vote against one issue. Out of the 10 issues, St Helens’ young people voted the below issues as the most important for St Helens -

  • Ending Knife Crime – 702
  • More help with Mental Health – 669
  • Ending Homelessness – 403

The local Youth Council will be working hard to raise awareness of these 3 key areas over the year. Read more here in their first ever YC newsletter!

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