The British Youth Council is renewing its efforts to lobby politicians for a lower voting age of 16 as part of a 3-year partnership with The Body Shop. Together, they will develop a Votes at 16 manifesto, calling for all political parties to incorporate full voting rights to 16- and 17-year-olds in all national elections
UK Youth Parliament turns 21 this year! Since 2001, UK Youth Parliament has given voice to over 10,000 young people as Members and Deputy Members of Youth Parliament. It enabled those from ALL backgrounds to experience representative democracy and campaigning on the issues they care about. For many, it has opened up career paths into
“The British Youth Council radically changed my career and life path. I had no idea what I wanted to do. But by volunteering with the charity, and seeing how it shapes young people's lives I now know I want to have my own career doing something similar”.