Bromley Youth Council elected to get young people's voices heard
PUBLISHED: 10:01 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:01 20 March 2014
Twenty-five new councillors aged between 11 and 19 have been elected to represent the borough's young.
More than 7,000 young people took part in the Bromley Youth Council (BYC) elections hosted by youth clubs earlier this month.
The BYC is a forum for young people to have a voice and to participate in decisions that affect them.
Cllr Tim Stevens, lead member for young people, said: “Well done to all those who have been elected and thanks to all the young people who voted in the youth elections.”
The elections are designed to raise awareness for “real life” elections when many of the children reach adulthood and can vote.
Cllr Stephen Wells, executive member for education and young people, added: “It is important that we listen to young people’s views so that these can be taken into account when providing services.
“By electing and working through their youth councillors, young people can ensure that their voice is heard on matters that concern them.”
The new Bromley Youth Councillors are: