Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
Bailey-Lee, 17, has been a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for his local area of the Cowdenbeath Constituency since 2017. He recently took up the role of the Convener of the External Affairs, UK & International Relations Committee in 2018, working on a variety of issues including the Commonwealth and Brexit. Bailey-Lee is also a member of the Youth Advisory Board at the NSPCC. He has seen the impact of knife crime first hand in his area of Fife, and throughout Scotland, and wants to do what he can to reduce it.
Member of Welsh Youth Parliament for Newport East
Charley Oliver-Holland, 16, is a Member of Youth Parliament for Monmouthshire, a Member of Welsh Youth Parliament for Newport East and Chair of Monmouthshire’s Youth Council. She has been working with Monmouthshire Youth Service doing both Youth Council and volunteer work for the past few years. She enjoys working to make the world a better place for the next generation and has previously done campaign work to encourage others to participate in politics. She is passionate about knife crime as she wants to ensure the issue is tackled before it spreads to the outer city areas in Wales.
Young Mayor of the Borough of Broxbourne
Chris Bakalis, 17, is currently studying at Sixth Form. His interests include supporting young people as the Youth Mayor of the Borough of Broxbourne. Since noticing a rise in youth violence in Broxbourne, he decided to use his role as Youth Mayor to get involved with the Council's youth violence project and support the work of local schools. Chris is also a Young Commissioner for Hertfordshire County Council, where he gets the opportunity to get involved and influence the services available to young people. This includes how they are delivered and what the outcomes should be.