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CRAIG BATEMAN MWYC ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO VOTE IN UKYP'S 'MAKE YOUR MARK' CAMPAIGN
Craig Bateman, who the Vice Chairperson of Worcestershire Youth Cabinet is encouraging local young people to have a say in what Members of Youth Parliament will debate when they sit in the House of Commons later this year.
'Make You Mark' is an annual issue-finding campaign that is figure-headed by young people and organised in collaboration between the British Youth Council and the United Kingdom Youth Parliament in partnership with its local Youth Cabinets, Council and Young Mayor schemes, as well as any other youth service.
Last year, the Make Your Mark ballot surveyed the opinions of a record 478,632 young people aged 11-18, making it the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK. This year, MYPs have set themselves a target of getting 1,000,000 young people to take part.
Speaking, Craig said "Make Your Mark is the biggest youth consultation of its kind in the UK.It is an effective way of giving young people a voice into what should be debated in the House of Commons by the elected members of Youth Parliament. I would like to encourage as many youth groups to get their young people to vote in this as possible."