Make Your Mark
Is the national campaign run by the National Youth parliament not get the views of as many young people as possible on key issues affecting them.
This year the results were: an incredible total of 969,992 votes from every corner of the country. From these results, we can announce that the top five issues that young people have said affect them today are:
- A living wage
- Everyone should be able to live comfortably. Everyone aged 16 or over should be paid at least the Living Wage of £7.85 per hour (£9.15 in London).
- A curriculum to prepare us for life
- Schools should cover topics including finance, sex and relationships and politics in the curriculum.
- Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.
- Mental health
- Services should be improved with young people’s help and mental health education should be compulsory and challenge stereotypes.
- Tackling racism and religious discrimination, particularly against people who are Muslim or Jewish
- All young people should work together to combat racism and other forms of discrimination, and ensure we know the dangers of such hatred.
Next Young people debated these in the House of Commons. To find out more about local results and to watch video of the debate visit: http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/
In Sussex the results for the area can be viewed ion the Mark your mark Results Report.
Make a difference
Did you know that Mid Sussex District Council has a 'Youth Action Council'?
If you would like to get involved with the group who are working on projects and meeting with councillors about important local issues, then please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for new members. If you have any issues you would like raised then please do let us know.
Have you something to say about local issues? Do You want to be heard? Get involved and give your opinions -they are important.
West Sussex Youth Cabinet allows for young people from across the county to come together to discuss issues. You can contact your Local Youth Cabinet member to discuss issues with them and ask for them to take issues forward.
For further information please contact Susannah Conway, Young Persons Development Officer on
01444 477518 or email Susannahc@midsussex.gov.uk