VOTING is currently taking place in the Warrington Youth Elections to establish a diligent team of young people aged 11-18 who will appraise local issues and establish a foundation for meaningful change.
The team will compromise eight youth electives, equally representing the north and south of Warrington, and the specific issues that face their respective constituencies.
These spokespersons will work alongside Warrington Youth Voice to establish meaningful projects capable of instigating innovative and long-lasting change.
There is increasing importance in getting all youth voices heard, whether to strengthen the community, establish a secure future with thoughtful ambitions or bring a voice to those who struggle to make theirs heard.
They aim to have as many young people voting as possible, not only to achieve an accurate and representative sample of Warrington but to further ensure that all youths get a say in their future- regardless of aspirations, ambitions or qualities.
Louis Groarke, Chief Executive of Warrington Youth Voice & Chief Youth Officer for Warrington said: “These youth elections will provide young people with a way of having their say, due to covid-19 youth elections have been hard to run for the past 14 months, 2 years ago was the most recent election in which young people across the town could take part in, so I believe through the hard work of our Officers we have managed to ensure young people have their say under very difficult circumstances.
“I look forward to working with the amazing young people who are elected and would encourage anybody who is interested in what we do to visit our website at www.warringtonyouthvoice.org.”
Pictured (L-R) Louis Groarke, Chief Executive, Atticus Burnett, Director of Democracy & Intelligence and Reece Connell, Assistant Chief Executive