Welcome to the British Youth Council press office

For media enquiries please call 0207 250 8376, or email press@byc.org.uk . For out of hours enquiries, please call 079 85 260 337.

The British Youth Council has a network of young media spokespeople from across the UK who are keen to engage with journalists. Each is able to talk in detail about the British Youth Council, our campaigns and their own experiences across a range of issues that concern young people.

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Media spokespeople from across the UK.

  • Aged under 25.

    All our media spokespeople are under the age of 25.
  • Passionate.

    Our media spokespeople are passionate about democracy and the issues that affect them
  • Informed.

    Our media spokespeople are ready to talk about the issues they care about with conviction.
  • Diverse.

    We're proud of our diversity. Not only are these young people from across the country, they also widely represent the changing face of modern Britain.
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Latest press releases

Read more +18 April 2017 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Press

June Snap Election: Young people must be heard

The Prime Minster has announced her proposal for an early General Election. The election is due to take place on Thursday 8th June 2017, however, Members of Parliament will vote on the proposal in the House of Commons on Wednesday 19th April 2017. In response, the British Youth Council calls on parties and politicians across
Read more +22 March 2017 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Press

APPG on Youth Affairs postponed due to police incident

The British Youth Council and YMCA England have taken the decision to postpone this evening’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs due to take place on the Parliamentary estate due to an ongoing police incident at Parliament. Young people who have made their way to the event are welcome to attend the British Youth
Read more +07 February 2017 By Rhammel Afflick in Press

There is ‘much to do’ to tackle racism and religious discrimination, Government response concludes.

The Government has today (Tuesday 7th February 2017) released its official response to the British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee Report – ‘Young People and the Issues of Racism and Religious Discrimination’. In an unprecedented move, the joint response has been issued by three departments including the Department for Education, Home Office and Department for