Blackpool Youth Council are electing a new Member & Deputy Member of Youth Parliament to represent Blackpool. A Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) & Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP), are individuals aged between 11 and 18 elected by youngpeople to represent their local area on the UK Youth Parliament.

The roles of Member and Deputy Member of the Youth Parliament are based around providing a loud and active voice for the young people that they represent. This includes working in their local area with the likes of councillors and their own MP. They may also liaise with community action groups, schools, colleges, youth forums and youth centres in order to widen their audience. They also act on a regional basis, attending meetings in which they work on developing the issues they feel most important to young people.

The election period is now live and ends mid-February 2019, with the final voting event being on 18th February at the Town Hall. The information attached explains this position in more detail and has an expression of interest page to be completed by the young person. They will then receive more details about the next steps and writing their manifesto.