Young people from across the borough are currently taking part in elections for the Bromley Youth Council. Pupils at schools throughout Bromley will be able to hear from candidates and vote for their preferred representative.
The elections will choose 40 Youth Councillors from a pool of more than 100 young people who have put themselves forward. Nearly 16,000 young people will be eligible to vote for the candidates, who come from 16 schools and youth groups in the borough.
The election process is now in full swing, with candidates mounting campaigns at their schools. The ballots will close on Friday 5th February.
The newly elected Youth Council will be present at a Manifesto event that will take place on Thursday 10th March in Hayes. The council will put together plans for their 2016/17 campaign at this event, and young people in Bromley will then be able to vote for the two issues that they want the Youth Council to concentrate on this year.
The Bromley Youth Council works on developing awareness of the areas that are important to young people. They serve as representatives of the borough’s youth and ensure that their best interests are considered when important decisions are made. In the past, the Youth Council has worked on topics including mental health, bullying and travelling safely.
How do you think the Youth Council benefits young people in Bromley? Is this a good way to get them more actively involved in politics?
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