The Bradford and Keighley Youth Parliament is there to represent your views on decisions that affect you. Get involved with BKYP and help us make Bradford a better place for young people.
Come to the road show
A road show is held in each area after the elections. It gives young people the chance to pick the issues that their MYPs work on. Keep checking out BKYP.com for updates on when the next dates of the roadshows will be. For information on the issues chosen at the last conferences visit the constituency pages.
Come to an area session
MYPs meet in their area every week. The sessions are where MYPs take part in activities, plan project and work on the priorities chosen during the road show. The sessions are open to anyone so if you want to see what is going on with BKYP in your area come along and find out! For details of when and where the MYPs' sessions are visit our constituencies page.
Attend the public meeting
The BKYP public meeting is a chance for people to hear about the work that the MYPs have been doing. It is held in the City Hall chambers in Bradford. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to hear what their MYPs have been doing. Any young person can place an item on the agenda for the public meeting. A debate is also held as part of the meeting and any young person can put forward the topic for debate. The next public meeting will be held on the 25th June 2009. For a report on the last public meeting click here.
Become a BKYP sub group
Are you doing some work on an issue that could benefit from being taken to decision makers? By becoming a sub group of BKYP you can use the youth parliament's mechanisms to take your work directly to the decision makers. Becoming a BKYP sub group could allow you to take your work further than may have been possible before. Any group of young people can apply to be a BKYP sub group whether you are a school council, a youth group or just a committed group of young people working on an issue you care about.
Vote in the elections
BKYP elections are held every two years in January. The next elections will be held in January 2011. Polling stations are held in schools, youth centres and other venues across the district. You can also vote by text or online. The voting website is www.bkypelections.co.uk keep an eye out for more information.
Stand to be an MYP
If you want to make a change in the area you live why not stand to be an MYP? The next elections are in January 2011 but candidate training will start early next year. More details will be on BKYP.com soon but if you are interested in becoming an MYP you can come along to the constituency meetings to see what it's like to be an MYP. There may even be a space for you to be co-opted onto the current parliament if there are spaces. Contact us for more information.
If you want more information on how to get involved contact us