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 078 0950 7356.

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 Recruitment

We're recruiting Media Spokespeople from within our membership.

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 +19 May 2017 By Rhammel Afflick in Press

Youth Select Committee calls for evidence on body image

The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee today (Friday 19th May 2017) announces a new inquiry into body image. The Committee is calling for evidence from a wide range of witnesses, including organisations and interested parties, as well as young people who have been affected by body image issues. The Youth Select Committee, now in
Read more +02 May 2017 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Press

British Youth Council rejects Government response on votes at 16

The Government have confirmed they have no plans to introduce a lowering voting age of 16 for the General Election which will take place on Thursday 8th June 2017. The British Youth Council are disappointed to learn that yet again 1.5 million 16 and 17-year-olds will be denied a vote. In response to a petition calling
Read more +26 April 2017 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Press

Party Leaders should make a firm commitment to young people

Last week Members of Parliament backed the Prime Minster’s bid for a snap election on Thursday 8th June 2017. In an open letter sent to all political parties, organisations from across the youth sector are now calling on all party leaders to make a firm commitment to young people across the country. The open letter,