Each year the UK Youth Parliament hold a national youth (11-18 year olds) consultation called the Make your Mark Ballot Paper. This Ballot paper decided what the Member of UK Youth Parliament will debate in their annual sitting in the House of Commons.
This year over 800,000 young people across the UK to part in the consultation, with 1382 young people from Wrexham taking part.
Below you will find Wrexham results for 2019 Make your Mark Ballot paper.
|UK Wide Issue||Total Votes|
|1st||Protect your Environment – we believe that we have a responsibility to protect the environment from the effects of climate change for the next generation.||577|
|2nd||Votes @ 16 – In all elections/referendums||254|
|3rd||Tackling Hate Crime – we should be educated on how to report hate crime, we believe the Government should invest in creating safe spaces that promote unity in communities.||193|
|4th||Welcome Refugees – everyone deserves the right to live without fear of death and persecution, so we believe that refugees should be welcomed into communities in the UK.||144|
|5th||United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child – making UNCRC a statutory law.||79|
|Devolved Issues||Total Votes|
|1st||Put an End to knife Crime – too many young people’s lives are lost to knife crime, the government need to do more to help end the knife crime epidemic.||392|
|2nd||Mental Health – services should be improved with young peoples help and should be available in schools.||337|
|3rd||Curriculum to Prepare us for life – A Curriculum to Prepare us for life including Finance, sex and relationships and politics.||219|
|4th||Tackle Child Poverty – no one should have a disadvantage start in life just because of their financial position, the government should do more to put an end to child poverty.||183|
|5th||Stop Street Harassment – we think it needs to be recognised more, it could be stopped through an investment in local strategy and by both consulting young people and educating young people.||116|
|Local issue most important to you (Wrexham only)||Total of young people that highlighted the issue.|
|Safe places to go||19|
Thank you to this year Member of UK Youth Parliament Cameron and the Deputy Member of UK Youth Parliament Katie for their commitment to this year Make your Mark consultation. Thank you to all of Wrexham High schools for their continued support with this year ballot box consultations. Thank you to all the youth groups that took part in this year consultation.
If you would like any further information on the UK full result please follow the link:
If you would like any further information on these results or how you could get involved next year please contact the Senedd yr Ifanc – firstname.lastname@example.org