Bromley's young councillors begin election campaign
PUBLISHED: 09:39 28 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:39 28 January 2016
40 youth councillors will be elected
Potential members of Bromley Youth Council have started their election campaigns this week.
Around 102 young people will stand to be elected in the 40 youth councillor roles, which aim to represent the thoughts of young people in Bromley.
The campaign trail began in schools on Monday and will end next week on February 5, during which pupils will have a chance to elect their chosen representatives in a ballot.
Nearly 16,000 young people will take part in the election process.
Once the election results are in, the youth council will attend a Manifesto event in March to plan their top two issues to be campaigned on for 2016/17.
In previous years the Manifesto has covered topics such as mental health issues, travelling safely and bullying.
Peter Fortune, Bromley Council’s executive member for the education portfolio, said: “Young people have a right to be involved and have their voices heard in decisions that will impact upon them.
“We welcome the input of local young people through their elected representatives and look forward to hearing more about their Manifesto plans later in the year.”