This year’s Make Your Mark campaign has seen over 1.1 million young people take part, making it one of the largest youth consultations of its kind in UK history, with 1 in 5 of all young people aged 11-18 taking part. The Make Your Mark ballot is supported by Local Authorities, schools, Parliament, The British Youth Council and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. It gives young people across the country a say on what is to be debated on the green benches of the House of Commons by Members of Youth Parliament.
4,720 young people cast their votes in Barnet and the top two issues were:
- Put an end to knife crime
Too many young people’s lives are lost to knife crime; the Government need to do more to end the knife crime epidemic.
- Mental Health
Mental health services should be improved with young people’s help; and should be available for schools.
These were the same top two issues for London and putting an end to knife crime was voted in the House of Commons to be the priority issue for England.
How you can get involved
You can get involved in many ways, either through our existing forums, through your school and youth group or becoming a Make Your Mark champion. Voting can take place with physical ballot papers, school tally sheets or online.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved in Make Your Mark 2019.