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Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark - The UK's largest youth consultation

‘What issues matter most to you? Help decide what UK Youth Parliament campaigns on.’

Last year, thanks to the amazing support of councils, workers, schools and of course youth reps, we consulted over 875,000 young people. This year we need your help to increase the number of schools signed up, and make it a million youth voices.

Who can take part in Make Your Mark?  Any young person aged 11-18 can vote

How can young people vote?  There are 2 main ways to vote- these will be

1. Ballot papers available for you community hub.

2. Online: To vote on-line click the link  Make Your Mark

You can vote on the following issues:

Votes at 16

Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in all public elections and referendums including the upcoming EU Referendum.

A Curriculum to prepare us for life

Schools should cover topics including finance, sex and relationships and politics in the curriculum.

The end of austerity and child poverty.

Young people want to see investment in their lives and the lives of others in order to end poverty.

Transport

Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.

Climate Change

Government should keep its promise to work globally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to limit the increase in global temperature to 2 °C, and raise awareness locally.

Mental health

Services should be improved with young people’s help and mental health education should be compulsory and challenge stereotypes.

Fund our youth services, don’t cut them

Youth services provide us with vital support, development opportunities and positive activities.

Living Wage

Everyone should be able to live comfortably. Everyone aged 16 or over should be paid at least the Living Wage of £7.85 per hour (£9.15 in London).

Tackling racism and religious discrimination, particularly against people who are Muslim or Jewish

All young people should work together to combat racism and other forms of discrimination, and ensure we know the dangers of such hatred. 

Extended Special Educational Needs support.

There should be more, not less, help for young people with special educational needs, including those with learning difficulties and dyslexia.

YOU CAN ONLY VOTE FOR ONE ISSUE.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ian Thompson
Contact Position
Snr Project Worker
Telephone
01642 727255
E-mail
ian_thompson@middlesbrough.gov.uk
Website
Make Your Mark

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
11 - 18 years
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