KYCC district and community members 2021

Kent Youth County Council (KYCC) members represent young people in their area. They help to voice their opinions and bring about change.

Members

Chloe H

I want to ensure the public of Kent to listen to the voice of the youth in as much equal measure as that of adults. furthermore, i want to introduce diversity to Kent and ensure every person as someone they can identify with speaking for them.

Anastasia M

I believe the youth have every right to be heard and taken seriously, especially when it comes matters that concern them.

Isabella U

I firmly believe I can and will make a change for the better in the lives of young people in Ashford.

Deputies

Toby

During my time at KYCC I hope to accomplish what I set out in my manifesto. I think the issue that needs most attention is mental health. With a long waiting list to get the support to those who need it. I hope that KYCC can rally behind my idea that more teachers are trained in counselling for young people.

Ethan

I believe that above all, good mental health support is the key for young people to learn in school, to function in the workplace, and more.

Members

Zubair

I am committed to representing my area both locally and nationally, in the U.K. Youth Parliament, to campaign on our most pressing and contemporary issues. Currently, we are working on reforming our education and climate change.

Harry

I will endeavor to help improve areas key to young people across Kent such as equality and mental health.

Abby C

I want to give everyone a voice and a chance to be heard. I want to make Kent a better place focusing on everything from Mental Health to Equality to Education, anything and everything can be improved.

Ruby H

I want to improve the social ecological environment around Canterbury by making it healthier, cleaner, and more attractive for people to enjoy.

Lah Ella

I want to create an environment where young people of colour (POC) and LGBTQ+ feel every part as encouraged, supported and heard as their white counterparts.

Poppy

I love politics, am a great public speaker and I'm a hard worker.

Drishya

As a young person of colour, I want to bring a voice to all young people and minorities across Kent. Nobody should feel marginalised and alone – let us bring change together.

Ella

I joined the Kent Youth County Council to help raise issues that are facing young people as I feel that youth voice is not as highly regarded in policy as it should be.

Alisha

I am determined to fight for what I believe in, such as what will benefit young people in the future.

There are no deputies in Canterbury.

Members

Krista

I am part of KYCC because I think I could make a change to a lot of things that go on in the world. I have chosen mental health as my campaign group which I think has an impact on a lot of people and I want to make changes to.

Kweku

I joined the KYCC because I believe that the youth should have a voice and so that the next generation will be able to be responsible in the future. I have chosen to join the mental health group to support those who need more support.

Lesley

Shoniwa

I hope as a KYCC member I can help improve mental health and curriculum for life across Kent I would like to create an environment that people will like.

Jaden

I joined KYCC because I believe that I can help children like me in Kent have a great school experience, as a great school life is key to a prosperous life. My motto is life is short so make your achievements last longer.

Andrew

As a member of KYCC, I aim to help make Kent a comfortable and sustainable environment for all young people. Making young people’s voices heard is very important to me.

Tammy

I want to show children that they can achieve their dreams without having to wait until they are adults, as well as teach them about things they will need to know in the future.

Krish


There are no deputies in Dartford.

Members

Sam A

I would like to make sure that me being at KYCC will have a greater impact on Kent. Also I would like to make sure that everyone is safe and secure all around.

Holly

I would love to show the young people of Dover the impact that their words can have and relay them to KYCC.

Joseph P

I am aiming to give young people more opportunities for when they progress in life and raise awareness towards mental health and the importance of it.

Joseph (Fabian)

I intend to work around current issues like mental health and social issues as that is a problem in the local district.

Michael R

Mental health and wellbeing are topics we have all become more aware of recently, and I want to help young people with understanding, recognition, and knowledge of them. In contributing to the campaign, I'm learning new skills, exploring ideas and growing in confidence all the while.

Eva

I am Inspired by Marcus Rashford's campaign to end child food poverty. I would like to see more inclusive playgrounds for children with disabilities.


There are no deputies in Dover.

Members

Damien

I am a good, kind person who likes to help others. I would like to see things happen to make Kent a better place for young people to live.

Finley

I would like to make a bigger difference to the anti-bullying campaign. I really want to represent you.

Channon

I believe passionately in the future and prospects of the people living in the Folkestone and Hythe district and Romney Marsh area.

Riley

I have experience of being a playground buddy and anti-bullying ambassador and I am passionate about making change in my community.

Isobel H

During my time as a member of KYCC I would love to see a change in people's lives. I hope I will be able to at least change a group of people’s lives. I have a passion for debating which I think will help me in my role. I hope that my talents and passion can help me in my role within KYCC.

Chloe L

Chiara

Whilst I am in the KYCC, I hope to campaign for the less privileged members of the community and improve education and safety.

Abigail S

During my time on Kent Youth County Council I would like to achieve in making new friends and building up more confidence. I would like to contribute to making awareness around things that are important.


There are no deputies in Folkestone and Hythe.

Members

Sharan

I promise to bring some much-needed change and voice your opinions. I will make life better for young people, so they are happy and healthy.

Taran

I would like to achieve a safer place for young people in Kent and get young people’s voices heard.

George

I am a proud member of KYV. I joined KYV because I feel as though it is very important to voice young people's voices in today’s society and going forward into the future.

Amelia

During my time at the KYCC I would like to help Kent become a safer space for all and also make sure that everyone has access to key services such as mental health clinics.

Abdul

I am a very attentive listener and want to have an impact on the changes that may occur for the younger generation.

Patrick

Maria

I am an excellent conversationalist, excellent listener and understand the needs of others. I passionately believe in change for the better.

Kristina

I am going to fight for the change of youth community for teenagers to feel that they've been heard and that their voice actually matters.

Luke


There are no deputies in Gravesham.

Members

Autumn

I have loved working with KYCC the last 2 years and would love to continue my work on curriculum for life amongst young people.

Mollie

I would like to increase awareness about environmental issues and work with schools and local communities to help fight the ever-growing problems present due to climate change. I also want to educate people to tackle issues such racism, homophobia etc. to make my district a safer and more equal place for everybody.

Lara

I am passionate about mental health and stopping bullying in all schools. I will listen to you and never give up.

Katie L

I want to be able to help with young people’s mental health and how they are treated within schools.

Alex

I wish to contribute to Youth Parliament as a Deputy Member and prove to those that don’t hold the same opinion as the majority can still achieve what they aspire for. I hope to balance out the ideas brought towards KYCC between a majority and minority opinions and champion a real diversity in the verbal debates.

Daisy

Ruby


There are no deputies in Maidstone.

Members

Stevie

All young people deserve to be safe, happy and have a fun and a safe place to enjoy and relax.

Bella

I want to positively impact the youth of Kent. I care about climate change and mental health, as well as young people’s voices being heard.


There are no deputies in Sevenoaks.

Members

Shannon

I hope to make a change to Kent that is positive for all young people and help young people feel safer and enjoy everything in life.

Jack C

I would really like to encourage the engagement of Young People within Swale, and the rest of Kent, in decision making and being involved within their local communities. I am a member of the Curriculum for Life Campaign, and Opportunities for Young people- which are groups I am passionate about. I have been a member since November 2018.

Jack E

I want to get young people's voices heard. I want to represent LGBTQ+ youth who might not have much support. Make a difference for young people.

Max

I hope to represent my district and the views that matter to young people within it, as well as making Kent a safer place to live in.

Lacie

As KYCC Vice Chair, I would love to include everyone's voice and aim to make a noticeable change throughout Kent!

Millie

I believe all young people in Kent deserve great opportunities. I want to make sure that these exist and are accessible to anyone who needs or wants them.

Jordan

In my final year at KYCC, I will ensure young people’s voices are amplified and I do my best to advocate for as many young people in the Swale district and the county as I possibly can. I will continue to hold my term of office unit it concludes in December 2021.

William

I wish to make Kent and its school more of a safe and comfortable place for members of the LGBTQ+ community of all ages and backgrounds.

Veronika

As a member of KYCC, I hope to help other young people feel more comfortable voicing their views to make Kent a better place. My main goal is to make young people more engaged in things that they are truly passionate about.

Faiza

I want to make life in Kent better for young people by tackling major issues which are affecting the lives of young people.

Aiah

I care deeply about young people and the community. I have family experience of mental health, autism and young carer’s and I am home educated.

Deputies

Faizaan

I am a personable, confident and positive person. I am currently a member of KYCC and would like to continue my work with dedication.

Members

Rohit

I would like to be a proactive and energetic member by supporting any campaign. I also hope to represent the young people of Thanet and make sure their voices are heard.

Sia

I want to help spread positivity and help spread awareness for the important issues today

Thomas - I have very strong political views and I want to do what is best for Thanet. I want to put the youth and schools of Thanet first.

Michael L

I believe that Thanet has a few issues, which need to be fixed and I want to make Thanet a nice and calm area.

Ralph

I wish to continue to represent the young people of Thanet during and in recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, aiding in recovery by representing the views of my district's constituents on a wide range of issues

Lydia

2021 marks my fifth year as a member of Kent Youth County Council. My proudest achievements as your representative include co-founding the National Curriculum for Life Award Scheme as a member of UK Youth Parliament, as well as coordinating successful student climate strike campaigns in Thanet and Canterbury. I look forward to continuing my work on education, democracy, and the climate.


There are no deputies in Thanet.

Members

Oscar

I want to work to make Kent a fairer, safer, and greener place for young people to live in. The pandemic has shown the importance of all young people having easy access to mental health support and I want to work to achieve that in Kent.

Alice

I hope to make a positive impact and be able to represent everyone/ anyone who needs/ wants something to be raised. I commit to getting disabled youths’ better accessibility for transport and ensure everyone has a safe experience online. As well as this I will work towards getting youth hubs to have greater promotion and improvements.

Rachel

I want everyone to come together to improve access to transport and facilities for disabled people.


There are no deputies in Tonbridge and Malling.

Members

Luke

I believe that public transport, LGBTQ+ awareness and mental health services need to be improved.

Sam C

I will listen to the issues young people have and help to make change for the better.

Freddie

I want to get our voices heard, to get our opinions known, and above all, make progress.

Deputies

Emma

I want to represent the young people in our area who care about the environment we live in, all the while caring for it and conserving it.