This weekend saw the launch of the Votes at 16 Coalition’s Adopt a Lord Campaign. Following the adoption of lowering the voting age to 16 for all public elections as the UK Youth Parliament’s priority campaign for 2014 – as debated in the House of Commons – the UKYP will be joining the coalition to boost the campaign for the extension of the franchise.
The British Youth Council’s annual reception was held in the Houses of Parliament on Monday 3rd December. Hosted by BYC Honorary President Sir Peter Bottomley MP, the event celebrated BYC’s achievements throughout 2013, awarded young people with a variety of BYC’s Youth On Board awards, and saw chair BYC Marc Kidson lay out a plan for the year ahead.
Each month we invite youth representatives, including Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYPs), Youth Councillors, Young Mayors and Deputy Young Mayors to share their stories of the positive activities they have been engaging in recently.
Nick Hurd MP praises UK Youth Parliament and hails young generation at Children & Young People Now Awards
Nick Hurd MP, the Minister for Youth Policy at the Cabinet Office, spoke of his admiration for the young people of the UK in a speech at the Children & Young People Now Awards, held on Wednesday 2th November in London.
HRH The Prince of Wales today launched an initiative, renamed Step up to Serve, with party leaders and 50 Young Ambassadors including representatives from BYC and UK Youth Parliament.