1–7 November 2021

About Make Your Mark


What is Make Your Mark?

Watch a video about Make Your Mark here.

Watch a BSL video here.

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.

This year, the UK Youth Parliament launches Make Your Mark on 1 November 2020 as part of UK Parliament Week. You have until 30th November to cast your vote!

The issues voted as most important will be the focus of the UK Youth Parliament’s 2021 campaigns. Members of Youth Parliament will campaign to influence the UK Parliament and their local representatives, ensuring that the views of young people are listened to by decision makers.

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. These issues will be decided by you!

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 on 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