We are backing the UK Youth Parliament in a consultation which aims to give over a million young people aged between 11 and 18 a national voice. The consultation called Make Your Mark aims for young people to vote on what issues important to young people the UK Youth Parliament should campaign on in 2019. Carmarthenshire Youth Councillors attended the official launch of the UK Youth Parliament Make Your Mark 2018 in Cardiff on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

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Tom, our elected UKYP Member is leading the campaign in Carmarthenshire and is hoping to encourage young people from all across Carmarthenshire to vote in the Make Your Mark 2018 and beat last year’s total of 4635 votes by getting over 5000 young people to make their mark by getting involved and voting on their top issue affecting young people today. You can vote until Friday 9th October... So MAKE YOUR MARK and vote online today!

You have until Wednesday 10th October to have your say on what issues matter most to you and help decide what 5 issues the UK Youth Parliament debates in the House of Commons in November! Tom as Carmarthenshire’s MYP (Member of UK Youth Parliament) will meet with all other MYPs on Friday 9th of November 2018 in the House of Commons in Westminster to discuss what the most important issues are to campaign on in 2019, voted by you!

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Don't forget to MAKE YOUR MARK and vote! Voting can be done ONLINE or via a paper ballot which are available from Carmarthenshire Youth Council. Ballot papers will also be sent to all Secondary School Councils and Youth Projects in Carmarthenshire to encourage every young person within the county to get involved in ‘Mark Your Mark’ and help spread the word, so that Wales has a voice on a UK level. Results will be announced later in October. You can also keep up to date with the conversation on twitter and Facebook or use #UKYP18

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Article Written by Thomas Vaughan - Jones