Activism and Youth Voice

In February 2020, Lanre was elected as one of the Members of the UK Youth Parliament for Leeds, alongside Lois Priestley and Gurman Kaur Dev, in which he represents the views of young people across Leeds on a national level.

What is the UK Youth Parliament?

The UK Youth Parliament is made up of Young People aged 11 to 19 better known as Members of Youth Parliament or MYP. The job of an MYP would be to represent the views of the young people in their constituency (which in simple terms, their city). MYPs use their elected voices to bring about social change.
MYPs are elected yearly across the country and will meet with MPs and Local councillors as well as organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates and ensure the views of Young People are listened to by decision-makers.

Nationally, the views of Young People are represented in the UKYP manifesto, which has statements on issues MYPs think are most important.

The UK Youth Parliament has over 364 representatives, 369 seats for elected Members of Youth Parliament, all aged 11-18.