Elections for Doncaster Youth Council (2022-2024) are here

All schools in Doncaster will run a vote electing two of their pupils to represent their school on the Doncaster Youth Council.

Since the last election in 2019, there has been representation on the Youth Council from almost every school across the borough, which meant young people from all areas of Doncaster are having their voices heard.

A Youth Councillor is aged 11-18 and elected by their peers to represent their school, area or forum group. They will be responsible for attending monthly meetings, supporting and promoting campaigns, helping to coordinate events and meet with decision makers to put the views of themselves and their peers forward.

Youth Council representative from Sir Thomas Wharton Academy, Gracie Sneap, said: “The Youth Council has given me the opportunity to broaden my experience, and improve myself and my confidence.”

If you are a young person or you know of a young person who is interested in becoming a Youth Councillor and representing Doncaster, applications can be sent through the Youth Council application form. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Sunday 19 December.

Following this, pupils will vote over the period of 4-14 January 2022 and elect two candidates for their school.

To learn more about becoming a representative, you can watch the following video about what it means to be a part of the Youth Council. You can also visit Doncaster Council’s dedicated webpage.

If you have any questions regarding the role of a youth councillor, email: youth.council@doncaster.gov.uk .

  • Category: Children, young people & families
Last updated: 24 November 2021 15:22:14