Campaign for first Islington youth council is launched

Islington’s first ever youth council election campaign has been launched.

Young people aged 13 to 17 who live or go to school in the borough or are cared for by Islington Council are eligible to become the borough’s first youth councillors and youth mayor responsible for a dedicated budget of �25,000.

Councillor Phil Kelly, Mayor of Islington, who launched the campaign at the Town Hall last week, said: “I am really looking forward to working with our new Youth Councillors and Youth Mayor. Our young people have so much to offer.

“Islington needs your experience, your opinions and your ideas to help us make sure that all our young people are given the opportunities they need to succeed.”

“You know better than me what you need and this gives you the chance to have some actual power.”

A full list of candidates will be announced in December and they will receive training and support before they start their election campaigns in January. The first Youth Council elections will be held on February 9 next year.

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