The top 5 issues locally were:
- Put an end to Knife Crime - Too many young people's lives are lost to knife crime; the Government need to do more help end the knife crime epidemic
- Mental health - Mental health services should be improved with young people's help; and should be available in schools.
- Equal Pay for Equal work - Give young people the same amount of pay, if they are doing the same work as adults in the same job.
- Lets tackle Homelessness - Every person should have a place to live and the opportunity to live comfortably.
- A curriculum to prepare us for life - Schools should cover topics like finance, sex and relationship education and politics.
This year's exceptional 95 per cent voting turnout clearly shows how engaged and interested Slough's young people are in politics and the big issues that affect them.
- Councillor Shabnum Sadiq, Cabinet Member for Children and Education
The Make Your Mark ballot will run again from 23rd August to 9th Oct. SYP members will help coordinate the ballot in their school. If your school hasn’t already registered to participate in this years ballot then please do so at http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/schools-colleges-and-youth-organisations/ by 18th July. This link will enable you to order ballot papers or downloadable tally sheets.
Make Your Mark and SYP is supported by the Young People's Service, Slough Borough Council. For more information on Slough's Youth Voice initiatives or to request support with Make Your Mark please email email@example.com or alternatively call on 01753 875510.