MYP Elections

Date: 28th Jan 2020 Author: Milner Mathew

MYP Elections 2020

Every two years young people in Leeds aged 11-18 vote for their three Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) to represent them at a local, regional and national level.

This year, 36 young people in Leeds applied to become a Member of Youth Parliament for 2020-2021. These applications were shortlisted down to a final six. It’s now over to you to decide who you would like to represent you at a local, regional and national level.


If you are aged 11-18 and live in Leeds, please visit our voting portal using the link below to cast your votes. Voting is open until 9am on Monday 24th February 2020.

One of the candidates running is a Scout from Shire Oak, Lois Priestley! You may recognise Lois from her involvement in our Youth Commissioners’ Challenge this year. Even though it’s only just begun she’s being a driving force in helping us develop and launch the award.

She’s running for MYP with a similar aim- To help tackle plastic pollution. We obviously think this is a brilliant goal, and can’t think of anyone better to help Leeds achieve it!

Mathew Milner, County Youth Commissioner had this to say; “It’s such a privilege to be able to support Lois’s Campaign. I remarked at our recent YCC20 Launch that every time I see Lois I’m always inspired at what change she’s made happen and I meant it. Alongside being the most articulate 12 year old I know, she embodies everything Scouting stands for. Her values are identical to our own. I’d encourage every single one of our Young People to get behind Lois’s campaign, and ask our leaders to facilitate the voting process at your section evenings”.

Lois says: “I’m so grateful to have the support of my Scouting family. It means a lot to me. If I’m elected I will be sure to reflect their views and hopefully we can make a positive difference to our environment and our future”

You can read all the manifestos, and anyone under-18 in Leeds can vote using the link below;

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls