Following disruption to the Scottish Youth Parliament election due to IT issues with Young Scot website, the SYP elections have now re-started with a phased approach. You can read more about this here.

Information about how to vote in constituencies affected by the issues with the Young Scot voting platform will be posted on this page as soon as possible.

SYP 2023 Elections

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Around 160 young people aged 14 – 25 are elected every two years to represent every part of Scotland and campaign for positive change.

The votes from young people give MSYPs their democratic mandate to represent the views of Scotland’s young people. Over the past two years, the work of MSYPs has had a hugely positive impact on the lives of Scotland's young people.Voting in the SYP elections is the best way to make sure that your views are reflected in the work of the Scottish Youth Parliament on local and national issues.

Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) represent young people in two ways:

  1. In your local constituency – SYP constituencies are the same as the Scottish Parliament constituencies, so you can find out what your constituency is by putting your postcode into the MSP search on the Scottish Parliament website here.
  2. Through a number of voluntary organisations which have representative MSYPs - Young people who are a member of a voluntary organisation can vote in their voluntary organisation and in their local constituency.

You can find out more about the candidates standing by selecting the constituency from the drop-down list at the bottom of this page.

Election timings:

Starts May 15, 2023, 8 a.m. and ends Feb. 1, 2024, midnight.

Select a Constituency

Select a constituency to view candidates standing and election coordinators contact details.