Today, the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) debate takes place in the House of Commons to mark the start of Parliament Week.
Parliament Week is a number of country wide events and activities which aims to engage, inform and connect people with Parliament and democracy. You can find out about events and how to get involved here: https://www.parliamentweek.org/
During the debate today the 285 Members of the Youth Parliament, including representatives from Yorkshire, will discuss five issues chosen by young people across the UK. There will be a vote at the end to decide two issues which should become the UKYP’s campaigns for 2015.
Young people are the decision makers of tomorrow and the leaders of the next generation so I am pleased to find out that within my own constituency young people are standing for elected positions of responsibility and acting as the leading lights within the youth community.