Help set priorities for UK Youth Parliament

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Young people across Lincolnshire are being asked to help set the UK Youth Parliament’s priorities for the year ahead.

Next month, members of UK Youth Parliament will come together at the House of Commons to decide which issues it should campaign on over the coming year.

Ahead of this, a Make Your Mark ballot will be held, allowing 11 to 18-year-olds the chance to vote on which topics should face debate on the date.

There are 10 topics before the county’s youth, including:

l Giving 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in elections and referendums.

l Establishing a curriculum that prepares young people for life and cover topics like finance, sex and relationship education, and politics.

l Ensuring that everyone is paid at least the living wage of £7.65 per hour (£8.80 in London).

Deputy member of Lincolnshire Youth Parliament Alexander Kirk, 16, said: “Make Your Mark gives young people the chance to be involved in issues and vote on topics to be debated in Parliament. I believe strongly that young people should vote; this is showing the Westminster establishment that we do have a voice and we know how to use it.”

Online voting closes next Friday, October 10, with paper ballots due back by Monday.

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