The Youth Council gives you the chance to have your say on local issues affecting you and your friends. It allows you to meet decision-makers and help young people get their voices heard.
Council priorities this year are:
Are you aged 11 to 18?
Want to have your say about things that matter to you?
Got ideas to improve Westminster’s services for your needs?
Join the Youth Council to:
The council meets every Monday at 5 The Strand, on the 3rd floor , London WC2N 5HR (next to Charing Cross Station) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. To come along, contact Shofa Miah on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7641 3010 or Abigail Murray on email@example.com or 020 7641 4406
We are Westminster's Youth Council - a group of young people aged 11 to 18 who live in, go to school in, or are looked after by The City of Westminster.
We are the voice for young people in the borough, gathering your views and presenting them to decision-makers.
We regularly meet with decision-makers to give our opinions on policies, activities and services delivered in Westminster; we are also involved in recruiting staff for many of Westminster’s services.
Read more about the Youth Council.
The Youth Council is open to all young people so join now to start making a difference!
There are around 12,000 young people aged 11 to 18 in Westminster and every year you vote for your Youth MP and Deputy Youth MP.
The 2017 Westminster Youth Elections took place between 30 January and 24 February, and saw over 45% of young people (4500 votes) in Westminster turn out to vote.
Aziz Saiq, 16, from King Solomon Academy was elected the new Youth MP, while Mohammed Awale, 17, also from King Solomon Academy, was elected Deputy Youth MP.
Aziz and Mohammed will now act as the voice of young people of Westminster, take part in the UK Youth Parliament and will work directly with key decision makers in the council to help influence and shape local services for young people.
As of October 2016, Westminster City Council joined the UK Youth Parliament following a vote from its Youth Council. The decision to join the Youth Parliament means that the council’s current Youth MP, Aziz Saiq, 16, is an official Member of Youth Parliament (MYP).
Formed in 2000, the Youth Parliament has around 350 members, who are elected to represent the views of young people in their area to government and service providers. Over 500,000 young people vote in the elections each year, which are held in at least 90 percent of constituencies. It is managed by the British Youth Council.
Members meet regularly to hold debates and plan campaigns at least three times locally a year and on a twice national level, which includes an annual debate within the Chamber of the House of Commons every November.
Those elected for UKYP hold the suffix of MYP (Member of the UK Youth Parliament) in their names.
Email Aziz on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Youth MP, Mohammed Awale
To consult and work with the Youth Council, please download and complete this application form. The form encourages you to think through the practicalities of the consultation and give us a clear idea of your intentions.