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Applying to be a youth councillor?

Islington Youth Council

Can I be a youth councillor?

You must:

  • be aged 13-17 on Monday 25 November 2019 to stand for election
  • either live or go to school in Islington, or looked after by a foster carer for Islington Council
  • be committed to spending three hours a week on your role as a youth councillor
  • be enthusiastic, committed and passionate about the issues you want to campaign about.

I’m interested! What do I do next?

Firstly, have a read through the information about what youth councillors do, the support you’ll receive with your campaign, and how becoming a youth councillor could really benefit you.

Once you have read through this information, if you are still interested in becoming a youth councillor, you will need to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Wednesday 2 October, 4.30pm-6.30pm at Lift youth hub
  • Thursday 3 October, 4.30pm-6.30pm at Platform youth hub

Registration to be a youth councillor is now closed for the 2019 elections.

At the information session we will tell you more about what it is like to be a youth councillor, what will be expected of you and we’ll have Candidate Application Packs for you to take away. It is then up to you to decide whether it is something you’d like to do.

To apply to become a youth councillor you will need:

  • signed permission from your parent or guardian (carer) and confirmed by your school/college
  • to answer all the required questions in the Candidate Application Pack and return them by Monday 14 October (between 10am and 6pm)
  • to agree and sign the Youth Councillor Commitment.

If you are selected as a candidate, you will be told on Thursday 17 October. You will then be invited to attend a campaign training session on Monday 21 October. At this session, you will receive support to help your campaign, so you can let other young people know why they should vote for you.