Marcus Dyke, an elected Member of the UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for Kingston, is taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country.

In a ballot beginning 12th August and running till 5th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons on 11th November. Voting takes places both online and through ballot papers issues in schools and youth centres.

Ten topics will be available to choose from on the initial Make Your Mark ballot paper, with the five most popular topics among young people going on to be discussed by MYPs in their November debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP and broadcast live on BBC Parliament.

Last year, the Make Your Mark ballot surveyed the opinions of over 970,000 young people, making it the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK.

Marcus, who will be running the Make Your Mark campaign in Kingston upon Thames said: “Make Your Mark provides a unique opportunity to Young People across the whole of the UK to have a say in National Youth Democracy. Make Your Mark has an impeccable track record and is a fantastic initiative which prepares and encourages Younger People to vote in Adult Elections. It also demonstrates that Young People are responsible enough to vote!”

If you have any further questions about Make Your Mark in Kingston, please contact Marcus Dyke Youth MP on Or Call 0208 942 1707 

Article supplied by Marcus Dyke Youth MP