Make Your Mark Ballot Papers Explained

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Make Our Mark 2013
UKYP BALLOT
Have your say in the House of
Commons Debate, November
2013

WHO AM I?





Jessica Belch
Elected in April 2013
MYP for Stockton- On-Tees
Represent YOUR views on a national level

The Big Vote for MYP’s
In July, 2013 I had the most incredible opportunity to stay in
Leeds university accommodation and meet other MYPS up
and down the country to talk about our manifesto points
for the next year ahead.
These 101 manifesto points were placed in a booklet which
we then debated upon, keeping in our mind whether it’s
important/ relevant to us as young people. These issues
were than re-organized into a list of 20 and put onto a
secret ballot online.
As MYP’s, we could vote up to 10 issues online in a secret
ballot and the top 15 were taken and placed on a ballot
paper for YOU to vote your number ONE issue.

What I voted for• Votes for 16 and 17 year olds in public elections
• Increased Awareness of Youth Democracy
• Equality in Relationships
• End Child poverty now
• Better work experience and careers advice
• UN conventions for rights of the child
• A coordinated exam timetable
• ZERO tolerance towards bullying in schools
• Our minds matter- better mental health services
• Legal Rights
THE ONES THAT ARENT CROSSED OUT ARE THE THINGS THAT CAME EITHER THE
SAME OR SIMLIAR RE PHRASED TOPICS IN THE TOP 15 ISSUES OF ALL MYPS

What came TOP
















Votes for 16 and 17 year olds in public elections
Increased Awareness of Youth Democracy
Better work experience
ZERO tolerance towards bullying in