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7 March 2018

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Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament Elections 2018

Find out how you can become a member and make a difference in your area.

It is now time to start voting in the Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament elections.

You will be voting for the young person you would like to represent your views from your local area.

Register your vote online (external link)

This year's elections will run from 1 March 2018 to 31 March 2018.

Youth Cabinet

The Youth Cabinet is made up of 48 young people, aged 11-18, from across the county. It gives young people in West Sussex a voice to effect change and make a difference to their local communities.

The process

You will stand for election in one of 24 areas. The two candidates with most votes in each area are elected to Youth Cabinet.

The responsibility

There are monthly Youth Cabinet meetings around the county (travel costs can be refunded). These will give you an insight into your constituents' concerns, and how spending government money on young people’s local social action projects can make a difference or highlight an issue of concern for young people.


Get involved with, amongst other things:

  • film making
  • radio shows
  • anti-radicalisation campaigns
  • projects with ‘hard-to-reach’ groups
  • working with professionals and decision makers.

UK Youth Parliament

The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is made up of 500 young people, aged 11-18, from across the UK, giving young people a voice nationally about issues that affect them.

The UKYP is running national campaigns on 'Votes at 16' and as a member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) you will represent young people to champion local and national issues on their behalf.

The process

There are four UKYP representatives for West Sussex and you will stand for election in one of four areas. The two candidates with the most votes get elected as MYPs.

The responsibility

South East regional meetings are held every two months. You will represent approximately 23,000 young people and hold MYP ‘surgeries’ as often as possible to listen to their views.

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