Welcome to Youth Politics UK
Welcome to Youth Politics UK
YouthPolitics is a new non-profit organisation giving the Youth a voice... Scroll down to find out more about our work
Engage. Educate. Debate. Campaign.
Engage. Educate. Debate. Campaign.
An organisation dedicated to youth engagement... Scroll down to find out more about our work
Fighting for the voices of the youth…
Fighting for the voices of the youth…
Despite being non-partisan, YouthPolitics strives to enhance the voices of our members to make their voice count... Scroll down to find out more about our work

Welcome…

A notice from the editor – Thank you to all those who applied to be a member of our Executive Committee, the response that we received was overwhelming and we now have a brilliant team in place. There are still plenty of ways of getting involved, please email our community outreach co-ordinator at bethany.molyneux@gmail.com to find out how. 

We are starting to open YouthPolitics ‘branches’ in the following areas: Edinburgh, Swansea, London, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and Bath. If you live in these areas, or would like to start a YouthPolitics branch where you are, please email editor@youthpolitics.org.uk for more info.

At a time when our views often get dismissed by MPs and when young people’s voices often go unheard, an initiative is needed to enhance the democratic voices of thousands.

YouthPolitics UK is a new non-profit organisation created by young adults which has the aim of engaging teenagers and young adults across the country into current affairs, our democratic rights and how parliament works. The initiative also acts as a platform for young adults to express strong views that they may have about certain issues by submitting articles which later feature on the website. Through events, debates, talks and workshops from experts across the country we hope to equip the youth with the skills needed to successfully implement social change. We offer free, valuable training in debating, public speaking, campaigning, economics, politics journalism and policy-making. Our Leadership Training Programme is going to be launched in the new year, so keep an eye out!

As we develop a free membership, all members under the age of 25 become YouthPolitics Activists (YPAs). The hope is then for the site to act as a national database, displaying campaigns which are taking place nationally across the country. Hence, all YPA’s will be able to search for a campaign which they are truly passionate about, whether that’s better funding for youth mental health services or animal rights. As an organisation it is our belief that real change can be made, but only through proactive campaigning with a passionate mind-set. If you are a campaign, trust, charity or any other political organisation and would like to form a campaign partnership with YouthPolitics, you can find out more here.

Our aim therefore is to: Engage. Educate. Debate. Campaign. But this can only be done with the help of politicians, funders, and affiliates. We need all the support we can get, so if you can help out in any way at all, through funding, hosting our events, or simply spreading the word, please approach our marketing team at marketing@youthpolitics.org.uk

If you have any questions, wish to submit an article or have any recommendations about what you would like to see feature on the website – please do not hesitate to contact us via the Contact Us page.

Enjoy!

Dan Lawes
Founder & Editor

Our Aim

Engage.

Educate.

Debate.

Campaign.

OUR Philosophy

Youth services are neglected…
What happens if the Youth don't vote? Well, key services such as youth mental health are neglected.....
Spread the word…
We attempt to spread the word of our work through social media...
Then the magic happens…
If we can equip the youth with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to campaign...
Proactive campaigning…
Members are then able to fight for causes which they feel passionate about...
Better services for the Youth…
If proactive in politics, politicians will want our votes, resulting in more funding to our services...
More informed future voters…
Being more politically engaged individuals, our democracy will strengthen...

A few numbers...

99
UK Parliament
99
Chambers
99
MP's
99
Million 10-24 year olds in UK

Testimonials

Jeff Smith – MP for Manchester Withington

Projects like YouthPolitics UK are so important as it offers young people a forum to discuss the issues they care about, and effectively campaign for change whether they are eligible to vote or not. I'm looking forward to seeing the organisation grow and involve as many young people as possible.

John Leech – The First Patchwork MP of the Year

By giving young people a platform to explore issues and debate policies that are important to them, there is a real opportunity to activate the voters and politicians of tomorrow.

Latest blogs

Edinburgh Launch
June 18, 2018
Calling all young activists based in Edinburgh - we shall be launching in November 2018! The venue is yet to be confirmed... Keep revisiting this page to find...
London Launch
June 18, 2018
Calling all young activists based in London - in October 2018 we shall be holding our Launch Event!! The venue is yet to be confirmed, but will most likely be ...
Fairer Fares for Manchester Metrolink?
June 9, 2018
Eloise sheds light on proposed changes to Manchester's Metrolink and discusses how it could affect young people. Fairer Fares for Manchester Metrolink? ...
China’s Social Credit System- Is science fiction becoming science fact?
June 3, 2018
Black Mirror-fan, Jack, draws disturbing parallels between the show and China's new social credit system. How concerned should we be about this new intervention...

Contact Us

  • Please use the contact form to get in touch with us. We endeavour to respond within a day, but due to the volume of messages we recieve, this isn't always the case.

    If you wish to write an article, please use the subject heading 'Article Request' and a brief summary of what you'd like to write about.

    To contact the editor directly, please use the email address below.

  • editor@youthpolitics.org.uk
  • www.youthpolitics.org.uk