The Youth Select Committee is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons. The eleven committee members are aged 11-18 and include two Members of the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs), two youth councillors, a Young Mayor, one elected representative from each of the devolved nations and three reserved seats.

The next Youth Select Committee will focus on knife crime, which was voted the top issue in the Make Your Mark ballot of over 1.1 million young people.

Apply to the Youth Select Committee

You will join a panel of ten young people who will take and hear evidence before writing a report with recommendations to the Government. It will meet in one of the Committee rooms in the House of Commons in July 2019. So you will need to be able to commit to the dates outlined in the application form and be willing to volunteer about 2 hours a week to take part until September 2019. All expenses are covered (we will book your transport in advance).

Your application form needs to be returned by 21st January 2019; the successful candidates will be informed in February.

Please also note that due to the volume of applications we expect to receive, we unfortunately cannot discuss individual applications for those who are unsuccessful.

Do you have an interest in youth representation and democracy?

Then apply to be on the Youth Select Committee 2019 who will be exploring young people and knife crime.

Find out more about the previous inquiries led by the British Youth Council's Youth Select Committee.


Committee Members and Staff Contact Details

Youth Select Committee
British Youth Council
CAN Mezzanine
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH

General information

Francesca Danmole, Senior Campaign & Policy Officer at the British Youth Council on 020 7250 8374 or email

Press and Publicity information

Members of the press with enquiries should contact Rhammel Afflick, Communications & Media Officer, British Youth Council, on 020 7250 8376 or; Paul Connolly, House of Commons Media Relations Officer, on 020 7219 1493 or