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Over the last ten months The British Youth Council have been developing, debating and voting to select the five issues described within this manifesto. The topics show that there is still a lot to do before young people in UK today are treated fairly and equally in society. It can be tough being a young person in the UK when - you aren't paid equally; you don't always get the healthcare you need; and you have fewer places to go when your local youth club has been closed. 


Our Priorities

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We want OUR Parliament to: Reduce the voting age for parliamentary and other public elections, across the UK, to 16 years.


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We want OUR Parliament to:   Recognise that our minds matter, and improve the access to and quality of our mental health services.


Living wage for everyoneLiving Wage Speech Bubble 01

We want OUR Parliament to:   Ensure that everyone is paid the Living Wage.


Save Our Youth ServicesYouth Services Speech Bubble 01

Take the lead in restoring levels of funding for youth services that has been cut in recent years.


Teach First Aid in SchoolsFirst Aid Speech Bubble 01

Ensure that quality First Aid is a compulsory subject for all children in schools.



Party Responses

Manifesto Response



A message from Party Leaders


Latest news

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Political Parties respond to British Youth Council Manifesto


BYC joins Labour for Youth Manifesto Launch


David Cameron joins call on young people to register to vote.


BYC teams up with Electoral Commission and NUS to boost young voter registration.


WHAT IF - 16 and 17 years could vote on 7th May 2015?


Youth Vote undecided - who wants it?


Our Parliament. Our Vision 2015-2020

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Get ready for the election 

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