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Our youth parliament lets young people have their say on how we can make Merton a better place to live.

You can become a member if you’re aged 11 to 19 years. If you have special needs you can be a member up until the age of 25. Members serve for one year but have the option to remain longer.

We’re currently looking for new members from secondary schools, colleges, uniformed groups and other organisations within Merton.

The parliament meets on Mondays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Council Chamber.


Youth Parliame​nt Constitution

Previous youth parliament activities

  • Conference to discuss domestic violence and votes at 16
  • Meeting with Yvette Stanley, Director of Children, Schools and Families, to discuss the structure of the youth parliament
  • Residential trip to Scotland to see how the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) operates

Contact us

Email: youth.participation@merton.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 8274 4959​