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Youth Council elections 2024

What are Youth Council elections?

The elections are an opportunity for 11-18 year olds who live or go to school/college in Warwickshire to nominate themselves to become a member of the Warwickshire Youth Council.

The Youth Council elections are an opportunity to:

  • listen to and represent the views of Warwickshire young people
  • talk about issues that are important to young people living in Warwickshire and how things can be improved
  • meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates, and ensure the views of young people are listened to by decision makers.

As a member of the Youth Council how much time do I need to commit?

  • If elected, you will be a member of Warwickshire Youth Council for two years
  • The Youth Council meets monthly on a Tuesday from 6pm - 8pm
  • The meetings are held face-to-face but if you cannot attend you can join online
  • Occasionally extra meetings are booked in addition to monthly meetings.

What skills will I develop as a member?

  • public speaking  
  • building your confidence and self-esteem  
  • meeting new people 
  • minute taking  
  • chairing meetings 
  • networking  
  • marketing and communications (social media)  
  • budgeting and allocating funding  
  • running projects  
  • creating presentations  
  • teamwork 
  • social skills and having fun  
  • ...and other skills!  

Find out more about the 5 step election process (PDF, 26.3 KB)

How to get involved in the Warwickshire Youth Council elections

Step 1: Complete a Nomination form

A nomination form is what you complete if you would like to nominate yourself to stand as a candidate for the Warwickshire Youth Council. When you complete the form, you will be asked a set of questions about why you want to become a Warwickshire Youth Council member, to write your “Manifesto” and list the issues that are most important to you. 

What is a manifesto?

A manifesto is your profile with your name and outlines why you want to stand as a candidate and the issues that are important to you. Once you have submitted your nomination form, we will use the information to create your profile. The manifesto is what the public will see when they are voting.



Have a listen to two of our current Warwickshire Youth Council members on why you should become a member...

Information for schools and teachers 

Would your school like to get involved with the elections and support children and young people to have their voices heard and make a difference in Warwickshire?

If so, a guide for schools has been produced (PDF, 178 KB)

Dates For Warwickshire Youth Council elections 2024

18 September 2023 Nominations open
20 November 2023 Nominations close
February 2024

1/2/24 - Voting opens

28/2/24 - Voting closes

March 2024 Announcement of results


Youth Council Elections | Useful links