Young People's Council
Find out more about each councillor, about YPC meetings, how to contact your YPC member and work that the YPC is involved with.
2018 Young People's Council election
if you would like to become a member of the Young people's Council, now's your chance. To become a candidate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07710 148 497.
Registration closes on 16 February and the city-wide election goes live on 26 February, with voting taking place in schools, colleges and youth centres for about a week.
Successful candidates are sworn in at a special event at Leicester’s City Hall.
What does the Young People's Council do?
Elected members of the YPC represent your views on issues that affect you. After they are elected, you can meet your local YPC representatives and put forward your needs and issues. It is then your rep's job to make sure your views are heard.
The YPC has the biggest mandate of any youth participation group in Leicester. Its members are invited to work alongside members of Leicester City Council (LCC) on all major issues concerning young people's services.
YPC reps sit on the children's scrutiny committee with members of LCC. Here, they look at council decisions and hold councillors to account on matters that affect young people.
They have seats on the police community gold stakeholder group, which discusses issues related to crime prevention, anti-social behaviour and policing.
Other things YPC reps do include:
- Working with the UK Youth Parliament on its national campaigns
- helping with the budget-setting process for youth services
- consulting on changes to youth services
- interviewing potential new youth service staff.
For every role your YPC reps take on, they receive full training.
Our first-ever young person-led select committee will run from April-September 2016. Generation Select will be working on a report titled 'An end to child poverty and austerity measures - young people want to see investment in their lives'. The final report and recommendations will be presented to the City Mayor and his executive.
British Youth Council
Congratulations to Brhampreet Gulati, Leicester YPC Rep who has secured one of only 11 seats on the British Youth Council national select committee, where they are holding an inquiry on racial and religious discrimination, as part of the national Don’t Hate, Educate campaign.
For more information, contact Bez Killeen:
call: 07710 148 497