Youth Council

Westminster Youth MP 2016

Applications are no longer being accepted for the youth elections.

From Monday 15 February until Thursday 17 March young people will be able to vote. Online voting will be made available from 15 February.

Before voting begins, you can find out more about the candidates and read their manifestos below:

Youth Council

You don't have to be Youth MP to make a difference. Contact Simeon Earnshaw on searnshaw@westminster.gov.uk or 020 7641 1048 if you want to join the Westminster Youth Council to have your say on local issues affecting young people. Meet decision makers and help young people get their voices heard.

The Youth Council is open to anyone aged 11 to 19 who lives in Westminster. 

The Youth Council meets every Monday evening at Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP. 

Here are some thoughts from our current Youth MP and Deputy MP.

Youth MP Aby Murray, 15:

 
“There are 2 initiatives I plan to introduce. The first is Curriculum for Life across schools. It means sessions specifically tailored to each year group to ensure you have the opportunities and basic life skills you need. Then, there’s FeelSafe. This is my own campaign, it targets a wide range of things from mental health to knife crime. The aim is to reduce the number of young people committing crime and give all schools free, non-judgemental advice sessions.”
 

Contact your Youth MP: westminsteryouthmp@westminster.gov.uk

Deputy Youth MP: Enkuush Mergen, 16:

 
“I want there to be more support for young people who aspire to become something more than what they are now - by advocating the need for interview guidance, help on gaining work experience, higher quality advice for applying and also gaining funding to universities and apprenticeships. The most important aspect of my role, though, will be to get your voice heard.”
Last updated 11 February 2016