Hounslow's Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) has called on young people to have their say in the UK's largest youth consultation.
More than 470,000 11 to 18-year-olds took part in last year's Make Your Mark ballot, sharing their views on issues from exams to euthansia.
Hounslow MYP Dunja Relić wants a million people across the country to make their voices heard in this year's poll, which opened today (Tuesday, August 12) and runs until October 10.
"In order to reach the one million target (nationally), we need to hear from 3,226 young people (in the borough), but we know there are almost 19,000 young people in Hounslow and we'd love to hear from them all," said the 17-year-old, who attends Gumley House Convent School, in Isleworth.
"There are 10 topics on the ballot paper – lowering the voting age to 16, funding for youth services, PSHE, mental health services, work experience, bringing back exam re-sits, paying the London Living Wage, euthanasia and giving young people more of a say both locally and nationally."
The five most popular issues nationally will be discussed by Miss Relić and her fellow MYPs on November 14 in a debate to be chaired by Commons speaker John Bercow and broadcast live on BBC Parliament.
* You can vote online and via ballot papers available at schools and youth centres. You can also contact Miss Relic via Twitter @DunjaRelic_MYP. Schools, colleges and youth groups can email Stephen.Hutchinson@hounslow.gov.uk
* Miss Relić is a member of Hounslow Youth Council, which meets every week at Hounslow Youth Centre. For more information about the council, visit www.younghounslow.info