Category Democracy

Somerset’s Members of Youth Parliament debate key issues in Westminster

Young people from Somerset have been rubbing shoulders with senior MPs in debates at the House of Commons. Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) Hanna Wittek (Sedgemoor & Mendip), Leonie Robertson (South Somerset) and Jago Yelland (Taunton Deane & West Somerset) met with elected MYPs from across the UK in Westminster last month to represent their […]

Thousands of young people in Somerset make their voices heard

Young people in Somerset played a key role in supporting a major national initiative aimed at making the voices of the UK’s youth heard. This years Make Your Mark Big Vote netted over a million votes from young people up and down the country thanks to the efforts of the Youth Parliament. Somerset’s Youth Parliament […]

Young people in Somerset urged to make their voices heard on big issues

The biggest youth consultation in the UK is underway as young people aged 11-17 across Somerset get ready to vote on the issues that matter most to them. Somerset’s three Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs) have been right in the thick of the Make Your Mark project and they’ll be debating the top five […]

Members of Youth Parliament at work in the Commons

Somerset Members of Youth Parliament debate burning issues for the young in Commons

Young people from Somerset have been to Westminster tackling key issues for their peer group – including the prospect of votes at 16 and cheaper transport. Supported by Somerset County Council, Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) Eve Anderson (Sedgemoor & Mendip), Leonie Robertson (South Somerset) and Kira Lewis (Taunton Deane & West Somerset) were among […]