Last week students at St. John Fisher took part in 2019’s UK Youth Parliament vote, which the school has now supported for a number of years. The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is a youth organisation run by young people where there are 369 seats for elected MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament), all aged 11-18. MYPs are usually elected in annual youth elections throughout the UK. Any young person aged 11-18 can stand or vote. In the past two years one million young people have voted in UK Youth Parliament elections. This year our students were voting on one Uk issue, one devolved issue and one local issue important to them. These included topics such as protecting the environment, voting at 16, tackling child poverty and putting an end to knife crime. On the 8th November, the UK Youth Parliament will then come together in the House of Commons to debate and decide on the most important issues regarded by our young voters.