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UK Youth Parliament

The UK Youth Parliament aims to give a voice to the young people of the UK between the ages of 11–18.

What is the UK Youth Parliament?

UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) provides opportunities for 11–18 year olds to be elected as a member of the youth parliament (MYP) so they can bring about social change.

UKYP conduct a number of democratic activities across the year. This includes:

  • House of Commons debates
  • Regional meetings
  • Regular dialogue with ministers, including the prime minister and opposition spokespeople
  • Inputs to policy and programme development

More about the UK Youth Parliament - includes aims, goals and number of MYPs.

Who are our members of youth parliament?

Adam Rennie is the current Member of Youth Parliament for Rochdale borough.

Ismail Malik is the current Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Rochdale borough.

Adam Rennie and Ismail Malik.

Adam is 15 years old and attends Hollingworth Academy. He was elected on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Adam's manifesto points include:

  • Making public transport more accessible and affordable
  • Creating safer communities
  • Offering better mental health support for all

View MYPs across Greater Manchester and the UK.

What does our member of youth parliament do?

The member of youth parliament for Rochdale borough:

  • Supports and speaks on behalf of Rochdale Borough Youth Council and Youth Cabinet.
  • Works alongside Rochdale Borough Children’s Champion to help improve the lives of children and young people in Rochdale borough.
  • Attends and chairs meetings for Rochdale Borough Youth Council, who meet every 4 months and Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet who currently meet weekly.
  • Attends and participates in Youthforia – a regional youth forum for the North West.
  • Has enthusiasm, energy and takes an interest in the rights of children and young people and works to get this message to all children and young people of the borough of Rochdale.
Rochdale youth voice- more about Rochdale Borough Youth Council, Youth Cabinet and Children's Champion.

How can I stand as a candidate in the MYP elections?

  1. You'll need to be aged 11–17 and live in Rochdale borough.
  2. Download and complete the member of youth parliament application form below and either:
    • Email it to or
    • Post it to Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, Matthew Moss Youth Centre, Matthew Moss Lane, Rochdale OL11 3LU.
    • Or you can now apply by video if you prefer. Film a 1-minute video on Instagram or TikTok – you must tag in @RochdaleYouthie and #RDaleMYP22. In the video you need to introduce yourself and explain your 3 campaign points.
  3. Make sure we receive your application by Tuesday, 30 November 2021.
  4. The selection dates are Monday, 6 December 2021 for Heywood and Middleton, Tuesday, 7 December 2021 for Rochdale and Pennines. The voting will take place for 4 weeks from 17 January 2022 and the results will be announced on 14 February 2022 at Middleton Arena.


01706 926090

Phone: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.

Youth Service
Floor 4, Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU