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

Ed Balls endorses Youth Association's work!


Speaking to The Youth Association today after his visit last week, Ed Balls said, “It’s great to see young people having their say in the political process. I met with lots of young people during the campaign who were concerned about jobs and training as well as the environment and feeling safe when they’re out … Continue reading Ed Balls endorses Youth Association's work!

Ed Balls endorses Youth Association’s work!


Speaking to The Youth Association today after his visit last week, Ed Balls said, “It’s great to see young people having their say in the political process. I met with lots of young people during the campaign who were concerned about jobs and training as well as the environment and feeling safe when they’re out … Continue reading Ed Balls endorses Youth Association’s work!

Call for better information on parties & their policies


Our ‘Have Your Say’ cards generated a lot of interesting political conversations across the region, particularly about the BNP where opinions seemed polarised. Although many young people picked the BNP as the party they would vote for, youth workers have reported that political discussions soon revealed young people felt they didn’t know enough about politics … Continue reading Call for better information on parties & their policies

Call for better information on parties & their policies


Our ‘Have Your Say’ cards generated a lot of interesting political conversations across the region, particularly about the BNP where opinions seemed polarised. Although many young people picked the BNP as the party they would vote for, youth workers have reported that political discussions soon revealed young people felt they didn’t know enough about politics … Continue reading Call for better information on parties & their policies

Election day – Ed Balls Gets On in Morley


Ed Balls visited one of our mobile buses on election day to meet some of the young people of Morley. Ed engaged in some good natured banter with the group of young people on the bus, discussing further education, career options, Education Maintenance Allowance, helped to promote healthy eating, wore a Uth Association pin badge with pride and………… signed a … Continue reading Election day – Ed Balls Gets On in Morley

Candidates take notice


Since its launch on Monday, interest is growing in our Youth Vote initiative and 5,000 ballot papers have been taken out to young people in West and South Yorkshire.  It’s not just young people who are keen to get involved in the Youth Vote, because several local candidates in the parliamentary elections have contacted us … Continue reading Candidates take notice

A good way to find out who to vote for?


Television debates, a couple of forests worth of marketing billboards, airbushing and gleaming teeth and people telling me they’re just like me (which is funny, as I wouldn’t want to be running a country, but they do, meaning that really, they’re not like me at all)… must be election time. If, like me, you care … Continue reading A good way to find out who to vote for?