Voting for the 2015 Youth Elections opens on 16 February and closes on the night of 15 March. Winners will be announced on 23 March 2015.
Join the Westminster Youth Council and have your say on the 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 and you can join at any time of the year. The Youth Council meets every two weeks on a Monday evening from 5.30pm at Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP.
There are also opportunities to participate in decision-making for young people in Westminster through the North East and South Locality Youth Forums.
For more information on joining the Youth Council contact Simeon Earnshaw at email@example.com or 020 7641 1048.
Contact your Youth MP, Soleen Rashed, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I believe that we need to tackle the negative portrayal of young people within our society. We don't necessarily belong in the place we are so often put, but we need to take responsibility for changing people's minds. It is time for young people to have a voice and be listened to without prejudice.
I believe that young people should take a more active role in the media. If anybody is on the pulse with social networking it is our generation and it is our job to show that it is a serious and powerful tool which can have an impact on our world. We have the potential to shape the future and embrace young people's voices. Let's not just sit back and wait."
"I’m firmly committed to equality and opportunities. Young people in Westminster deserve an opportunity to have a say. The areas I feel passionate about are: 1. The opportunity for youth to experience work 2. Providing better awareness of current affairs in schools and youth groups 3. Better recognition of young people’s achievements."