Youth Parliament

UK Youth Parliament

The UK Youth Parliament enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. It provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning. The representatives for Scotland are elected through the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Make Your Mark

Make you Mark is the UK Youth Parliament’s annual ballot of the public youth voice to have their say on what is debated by their MYPs in the House of Commons in November each year. Five topics from a shortlist of 10 are debated by elected MYPs in the chamber, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Current national campaigns

  • Climate Change
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • End Poverty
  • Lowering the Voting Age in the rest of the UK to 16 (same as Scotland)


To contact your local MYP or find out more about the UK Youth Parliament, contact Scottish Borders Youth Voice by email

Scottish Borders Youth Voice

Contact Pam Rigby

Address: Community Learning and Development
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 01835 824000