Make Your Mark Results

The results are in for the 2018 Make Your Mark vote, and we are pleased to announce that 2018 was the biggest turnout of young people in Central Bedfordshire, with 7568 young people making their mark. So thanks to everyone who helped promote the Make Your Mark vote, for the schools that took part, and of course to the 7568 young people who took the time to vote!


The top 3 issues, as voted by young people, in Central Bedfordshire are as follows:

  1. Knife Crime (2058 votes)

  2. Mental Health (1578 votes)

  3. Let's Tackle Homelessness (830 votes)


It was also a record breaking year for the UK turnout of voters, with the total amount of young people voting surpassing the 1 million mark! On the 9th November the UK Youth Parliament met in the House of Commons to debate which of the top 5 issues will become the UK Youth Parliament's campaign for 2019 and the 2 campaigns that were chosen are:

  1. Knife Crime

  2. Votes @ 16

To find out more and watch the debate, please click the link below.

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