UK Youth Parliament Elections 2012-2014


We are currently holding elections for Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Leeds and welcome applications from any young person who lives or goes to school in Leeds and who is aged between 11 and 18 years old (inclusive). Members of Youth Parliament are elected in every part of the UK. There are currently over … Continue reading UK Youth Parliament Elections 2012-2014

‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’


The UK Government, through the Department for Education, has published a paper called ‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’. This paper puts forward ideas about how the UK Government should support, and involve, young people in public decision making. It focuses on the more formal ways young people have their say, outside of school – … Continue reading ‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’

Expectations of watching a debate at the Civic Hall regarding the Budget.


On Monday, I met with Cllr Barry Anderson, regarding my work experience in his office at the end of March. He then told me about a debate regarding bugeting across Leeds and an oppotunity for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors to defend the cuts and explain the┬áreasoning behind the need to budget. I am … Continue reading Expectations of watching a debate at the Civic Hall regarding the Budget.

Cuts 'destroying big society' concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers


In both The Times and on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning, Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, retiring from her long standing post as Cheif Executive for the Community Service Volunteers this year, has criticised the coalition’s Big Society, claiming government cuts are undermining the very idea of community volunteering. Such criticism from any respected … Continue reading Cuts 'destroying big society' concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers