Bromley Youth Council campaign trail underway

Published Thursday, 28 January 2016

Bromley Youth Council are embarking on their 2016 elections.

Around 102 young people will stand to be elected from 16 schools and youth groups around the borough and 15,980 young people will take part in the exercise to elect 40 Youth Councillors to represent the views of young people in Bromley. Follow the progress via the Facebook page www.facebook.com/BromleyYouthActivities.

Between 25 January and 5 February candidates will campaign in their schools and pupils will have a chance to elect their chosen representatives in a ballot.

The Bromley Youth Support Service helps to facilitate the elections and to ensure everything is conducted fairly. All those elected to the Bromley Youth Council will attend a Manifesto event at the Warren in Hayes on Thursday 10 March to plan their campaigns for the year ahead. Young people will vote on their top two issues to be campaigned on by Bromley Youth Council for 2016/17.

Previous Manifestos have covered important topics, such as travelling safely, mental health issues and bullying. Each year Bromley’s Youth Council work to raise awareness of issues that are important to young people and work with politicians, and others, to ensure the views of young people are considered when decisions are taken.

Executive Member for the Education Portfolio, Cllr Peter Fortune said: “Young people have a right to be involved and have their voices heard in decisions that will impact upon them. We welcome the input of local young people through their elected representatives and look forward to hearing more about their Manifesto plans later in the year.”

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  • Notes to editors: There will be photo opportunities at the elections in schools between 25 January and 5 February and also at the Manifesto event on 10 March 2016. Please get it touch for more information.