UK Youth Parliament debates at Westminster

Previous Members of the UK Youth Parliament taking part in a debate at Westminster

Members of the UK Youth Parliament held a day of debates in the House of Commons chamber on 4 November 2011. The event was part of Parliament Week, a new national initiative to explore how democracy affects the lives of UK citizens and how they can participate in it.


The UK Youth Parliament debates focussed on five topics chosen by a record-breaking 65,532 young people from across the country:

  • Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all
  • No to tuition fees, yes to graduate tax
  • Zero tolerance towards bullying in schools
  • End child poverty
  • A greener future for Britain


Watch the debates


More about Parliament Week

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More about the UK Youth Parliament

Educational games

  • Could you cut it as an MP? Designed for 11-16 year-olds, this game drops you into the shoes of a backbencher.

  • Dangling from the world’s most famous clock you’ll need to clean its face before time expires.

Updates for teachers