I have been a Member of Youth Parliament for 3 years, having been elected by the young people of Nottinghamshire. As a Member Of Youth Parliament (MYP) I represent the views of young people from all over Nottinghamshire. I meet with other MYP’S in the region and talk about the issues affecting young people mostly in their local area. This is supported through work done as part of the Make Your Mark Campaign; this is where MYP’S manifesto points are put forward onto the make your mark ballot sheet and young people all over the UK vote for the topic which they feel affects them the most. We then narrow them down to the top 5 points, which are then debated in the House of Commons on live television. This year I was selected as one of only 3 young people in Nottinghamshire to be invited to spend 2 days in the House of Commons debating issues affecting young people. I was privileged enough to speak for a third time on the topic of Votes at 16, which is a campaign point about lowering the voting age to 16 and one that I feel passionately about.