James Brokenshire has joined more than 100 Members of Parliament to encourage young people aged 11-18 to take part in the UK’s largest youth consultation at the launch of the Make Your Mark campaign. The ballot gives young people the chance to highlight the issues that are most important to them and ask the Youth Parliament to debate them on their behalf.
This year the ballot asks young people to choose from highlighting their views on climate change, education, transport, discrimination and employment, with the most popular topic securing a debate in the UK Youth Parliament.
Last year, 875,000 secondary school pupils took part in the consultation and organisers hope that this year even more young people will get involved and make their voices heard.
Commenting at the launch, James said:
“The Make your Mark campaign gives young people the chance to champion the issues that matter most to them. I always enjoy talking to young people when I visit schools in the constituency and meet with school groups in Parliament about their thoughts, concerns and hopes for the future of their local communities and for this country”.
“Taking part in the ballot will put the issues on the minds of young people in front of Government Ministers and Members of Parliament and I urge everyone between the ages of 11-18 to visit the website and make their voice heard.”
More details on the Make your Mark campaign can be found here.