Kent Youth County Council elections
Voting for this year's elections took place from Monday 12 November to Sunday 25 November 2018.
If you are 11 to 18 years old and live, work or are studying in Kent you can vote for your KYCC candidate.
Elections are held annually in November. Registration for the elections will begin in the summer of 2019.
KYCC campaign on 3 issues per year as decided during the KYCC elections.
From within KYCC we elect 7 young people to represent Kent nationally at UK Youth Parliament. Members of Youth Parliament attend national meetings to develop their campaigns across the UK and have an annual debate in the House of Commons.
Learn more about your KYCC candidates and read their manifestos.
- Bullying – more support should be provided to tackle bullying behaviour and improve education for young people on internet safety
- A curriculum to prepare us for Life - schools should teach more life skills in Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE) including finance, budgeting, first aid, politics and relationships and sex education
- Environmental Awareness – more needs to be done to reduce plastic use & litter. We need to increase recycling and improve how our communities look we need to improve our environment
- Equality for all young people – education in schools to tackle racism & other forms of discrimination, including LGBTQ+, celebrate diversity and improve accessibility for disabled young people
- Improve public transport - make public transport safer, improve behaviour on buses and the service young people receive and make public transport more affordable
- Make schools a fairer place to be – look at schools' rules to be fair for everyone, improve support for students around exam stress and manage their workload
- Make Kent a safe place for young people – provide more safe places for young people to go, for example, youth clubs, parks and sports facilities, tackle crimes against young people and do more to prevent young people getting involved in crime
- Mental health services should be improved - we should all learn about mental health at school, and learn how to maintain good health and well-being and a positive body image. We should also improve access to services for young people
- Votes at 16 – work to campaign and bring down the voting age to 16 years old.
Vote for your district candidate
Voting is now closed. Election results will be available on Wednesday 5 December.
Find out who your local candidates are for this year's elections: