Leicester Young People’s Council Election Success
Last month students had the chance to vote for their favoured Leicester Young People Council candidate at the Sir Jonathan North election day. There were polling booths with ballot papers and stickers for all voters. Many of our students stood as candidates and worked hard during election week in order to advertise their campaign both in and out of college, during assemblies, lessons and with posters. It was a busy and stressful week for the candidates who stood for election as they aimed to gather as many votes as possible in order to be elected into the Leicester Young People's Council and perhaps even the UK Youth Parliament. Some candidates also attended the Hustings at the Town Hall where they made fantastic speeches about issues affecting young people in Leicester. Topics discussed included child poverty, bullying and hate crime.
The results for the elections were announced at a swearing-in event at Town Hall, where elected members committed themselves to their duties in the Young People's Council. It is wonderful to hear that the majority of Area 2 candidates are from Sir Jonathan North as well as some who are representing other areas.
- Congratulations to: Jasmine, Grace, Claudia, Salma, Bhakti and Dibjeet who were all elected to office.
Dibjeet was elected as the member of the Young People's Council with the highest votes from Area 2 and will be involved in the UK Youth Parliament too.
Thank you to everyone who supported all students standing in the election and for coming out to vote.
The students had their first training meeting on 14 April where all elected members came together to prepare for the upcoming year. This was a great opportunity for everyone to gain insight into how the Young People's Council works and to meet one another.
All candidates will have two years in office and we look forward to them representing Leicester’s young people.
If you wish to be involved in any way, have any issues or concerns regarding young people in Leicester, then do let the students know as they will be happy to hear your ideas and get your voice heard!
Lead Teacher Student Voice