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Youth Council

​There are 21 members in the Youth Council. It is made up of Young Mayor candidates, and young people from schools, colleges and youth groups in the borough.

Youth Councillor timeline

Date Activity
​Monday 4 September Application open
​Monday 22 September ​Application close
​Thursday 28 September ​Candidate interview
​Wednesday 11 October (evening) ​Election and result​

​How the Youth Council works

The Youth Council meets every six weeks, at our Dockside office. The Young Mayor chairs these meetings, leading the order of proceedings, with support from the Deputy Young Mayor who is the deputy chair of the Youth Council. Members of the Youth Council decide together who will be the Deputy Young Mayor and member of the UK Youth Parliament.
The Youth Council represents the views of young people across Newham and provides advice on policies that affect young people. The Young Mayor and Youth Council work together on how to spend the budget of £25,000 to help deliver the promises of the Young Mayor’s manifesto points.

The Youth Council work alongside parliamentary members, local councillors and officers in the borough, to represent the views of young people in Newham. 

Consulting the young people of the borough

Youth councillors work closely with their schools and community neighbourhoods through school boards/councils and youth groups. This involves the Youth Council giving presentations to their school and other youth organisations.

Youth councillors also help to promote the Young Mayor elections and encourage young people to vote.

Why become a Youth Councillor?

As a youth councillor you can make a real impact by:
  • speaking to MPs, councillors and council officers about how funds are spent on young people in Newham
  • delivering programmes for young people with a budget of £25,000
  • becoming a member of UK Youth Parliament and helping to voice the views and opinions of young people in Newham nationally.

Apply to become a Youth Councillor

Here's your chance to represent Newham's young people. 

If you think you have what it takes, you can nominate yourself by filling in the Youth Council application form. You must submit the application form by Friday 22 September 2017. 

If your application is successful we will then invite you to an informal group interview on Thursday 28 September.
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  • Young Mayor of Newham
    c /o Office of Rokhsana Fiaz OBE
    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
    E16 2QU

    020 3373 8191

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