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Make Your Mark

Make your Mark

The UK Youth Parliament’s annual ballot of the public youth voice to have their say on what is debated in the House of Commons in November.

Five topics from a shortlist of 15 are debated by elected MYPs in the chamber, chaired by Mr Speaker John Bercow and broadcast on BBC Parliament.

National campaign - 'curriculum for life'

"We believe that the place of citizenship education and PSHE in the curriculum should be radically overhauled through a youth-led UK-wide review; they are really important for young people’s growth and development as they teach vital life skills and can be the first steps to engaging young people in political life. Teaching staff should be specifically trained to a national standard to deliver citizenship education following this review’.


Hampshire MYPs are delighted that Mountbatten, Applemore and Hounsdown have signed up to deliver the curriculum for life.


Take part - register your school to vote

Please take one minute to Register  your school’s interest in taking part.

At the end of July we will email a pack which will contain:

  • 'What is Mark your Mark' briefing including key dates and actions
  • The three ways to vote
  • Links to lesson plans etc
  • Advice on how to get a great turnout for the vote in between August and October.

We will let your local Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) know you have signed up. As an extra special incentive to get involved, all schools that register will be entered into a prize draw to WIN 5 TICKETS to the viewing gallery of the UKYP House of Commons sitting in November 2014 to see the debate in action, subsidised travel and a tour of Parliament. Register here The deadline for schools to sign up has been extended to 22 July 2014.

Make your Mark - National results

The Make Your Mark ballot was held at the end of last year.  Youth Parliament members debated the issues and topics raised in this ballot.   The top 5 issues were
  • Living wage
  • Exam resits for Maths and English
  • Work experience
  • Votes at 16
  • Mental Health Services

Make your Mark - National results 2013

The results of the vote have been announced and the 300 MYPs who attended the House of Commons voted for Curriculum for Life for a second year in a row as the devolved campaign and Votes at 16 as a new nation wide campaign.

  1. Votes for 16 and 17 year olds in all public elections
  2. Better work experience and careers advice
  3. Combating youth unemployment
  4. Zero tolerance towards bullying in schools
  5. A curriculum to prepare us for life

Read the full document

Find out more information on the process and what happens next

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Hampshire votes

Hampshire Make Your Mark votes

No. of Votes 2011

Turnout for 2011

No. of Votes 2012

Turnout for 2012

No. of Votes 2013

Turnout for 2013







Top 5 priorities as voted by Hampshire's young people


Zero tolerance policy to bullying in schools






Mental health services and education should be improved



Living wage



A curriculum to prepare us for life



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