View from the Youth Council: Melissa Deniz Hussain, Redbridge Youth Council member

PUBLISHED: 09:55 24 July 2017


Plenty of ways for young to continue to engage in politics

The television is roaring more news, the parents are fumbling around for their voting card and young children are looking for their yummy, nutritious and filling packed lunch boxes early in the morning.

It has been a month of pure politics and amplified conversations if you ask me. What do you think? I think it has been utterly brilliant.

After the snap election has zoomed by, the young of Redbridge have never been more engaged in politics whether it be UK politics or global politics – either way is a good start.

Mini elections in schools; the Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark Campaign (which your school can sign up for ) and new conversations between parents and their children have created a formidable momentum, for these actions will be the impetus for more young people in Redbridge to feel as though they have a greater force and voice in our society.

There are more opportunities for young people in Redbridge to speak up about what they believe needs changing. Perhaps they may raise an issue with councillors which has never been raised previously.

Young people can engage in Redbridge Youth Council’s campaigns and of course Make Your Mark. If you would like information on how you get involved in Redbridge Youth Council email

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