Make Your Mark as part of Parliament Week 2020

Make Your Mark as part of Parliament Week 2020

Make Your Mark 2020

Make Your Mark is a British Youth Council campaign, supported by the UK Parliament as part of Parliament Week which runs in the UK from 1-7 November every year.

Why is Make Your Mark important?

Make Your Mark is an opportunity for 11-18 year olds across the UK to have their say and begin their democratic journey by voting on the policies they want to introduce or change.

The issues voted as the most important will be debated by Members of Youth Parliament. They will campaign to influence the UK Parliament and their local representatives, ensuring that the views of young people are listened to by decision makers.

This is your opportunity to influence decision makers who can make a real difference on the issues that matter to you. Make Your Mark is one of the most important and influential ways young people can take part in a democratic process.

What should your UK Youth Parliament campaign on?

The UK Youth Parliament will come together to debate and decide the most important issues to campaign on for the year ahead.

Who makes decisions about what issues?

Important decisions are made by different groups of people depending on where you live in the UK. Some power is shared between the UK Parliament in London, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru and some Mayors in England (Devolved Issues). Other decisions that affect all the UK can only be made by the UK Parliament in London (UK Issues). 


Find out more about the topics you can vote for in Make Your Mark here:

Support Our Mental Health

Free University

Tackle Child Poverty

Stop Plastic Pollution

Increase Racial Awareness in the Curriculum

Take Action on the Climate Emergency

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Tackle Discrimination and Hate Crime in the UK

Include Young People in the Plan for COVID-19 Recovery

Protect Human Rights

Click here for the Make Your Mark ballot. Select one UK-wide issue and one local issue that's more important to you.