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Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark, the UK’s biggest consultation for 11-18s, gives young people the vote on the nation’s most pressing issues. The most recent ballot took place in February 2022.

National Results

The top three issues at a national level were voted as:

  1. Health and Wellbeing
  2. Jobs, Money, Homes and Opportunities
  3. Education and Learning



In Devon, the top three local issues were:

  1. Environment
  2. Health and wellbeing
  3. Jobs, money and homes

The following are the top three issues in each of Devon’s constituencies.


  1. Environment
  2. Jobs, Money & Homes
  3. Poverty

South Hams & Teignbridge

  1. Health & Wellbeing
  2. Jobs, Money & Homes
  3. Environment

Mid & East

  1. Education & Learning
  2. Health & Wellbeing
  3. Environment

North, West & Torridge

  1. Environment
  2. Jobs, Money & homes
  3. Health & Wellbeing

What next?

The 2022 Make Your Mark results will be shared with senior leaders and managers at Devon County Council, including County Councillors, and across the Devon Children and Families Partnership. The result will be used to inform their planning and decision-making about the issues that young people tell us they identify as being a priority for Devon.

A copy will also be sent out to all schools and youth centres that took part.

The three UK-wide issues selected as the national campaigns will be worked on here in Devon, and our elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) will follow the British Youth Council guidance on these campaigns.

Our MYPs will also be exploring the local issues raised through this consultation and how they might be dealt with locally.


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