Make Your Mark Campaign 2018


Last year a total of 954,766 young people from every corner of the country took part in the annual Mark Your Mark ballot. This year, young people aged 11-18 will again have the opportunity to decide which issues will be debated at the UK Youth Parliament meeting at the House of Commons in November 2018.

On the 9th November – your Members of Youth Parliament will come together to debate and decide at the UK Youth Parliament House of Commons sitting, the most important issue to campaign on for the year ahead. They will decide from the top 5 issues selected by YOU!

What issues matter most to you? Help decide by voting what YOUR UK Youth Parliament should campaign on in 2019.

What issues were identified and chosen by young people for the 2018 campaign?
  1. Mental Health – Devolved Mental health services should be improved with young people’s help; and should be available in schools.
  2. End Period Poverty – Devolved Sanitary products are an essential item. The Government need and the NHS should make them free and accessible for all who need it.
  3. Votes at 16 – UK Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in all elections/referendums.
  4. Put an end to Knife crime – Devolved Too many young people’s lives are lost to knife crime; the Government need to do more to help the knife crime epidemic.
  5. A curriculum to prepare us for life – Devolved School should cover topics like finance, sex and relationship education and politics.
  6. Support Youth Services – Devolved Youth services help young people but in recent years they have been cut. Youth services need better financial support and security.
  7. Equal Pay for Equal work – Devolved Give young people the same amount of pay, if they are doing the same work as adults in the same job.
  8. Let’s tackle Homelessness – Devolved Every person should have a place to live and the opportunity to live comfortably. Let’s make it happen and put a stop to homelessness.
  9. Transport – Devolved Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.
  10. Welcome Refugees – UK Everyone deserves the right to live without fear of death and persecution so we believe that refugees should be welcome into communities in the UK.
Who can vote?

Any young person aged 11-18 in the UK.

How do you vote?
  • Online
  • Schools and Colleges – ask a member of staff in your school or college for further information.
  • YEPS (Youth Engagement and Participation Service) – contact us through Facebook or Twitter if you’d like more information about how to vote or to receive a ballot paper to vote.
When do I need to vote by?

All results must be submitted online by Noon – 10th October.

For more information about the Make Your Mark campaign please click here.


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