New members sought for East Sussex Youth Cabinet

Previous members of the  East Sussex Youth Cabinet  at the launch of the 3i-D card ENGSUS00120131217151545 pictued in 2013

Previous members of the East Sussex Youth Cabinet at the launch of the 3i-D card ENGSUS00120131217151545 pictued in 2013

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Young people who are interested in politics and keen to make a difference are being encouraged to stand for election to the East Sussex Youth Cabinet.

East Sussex County Council is urging anyone aged between 11 and 16, who lives or studies in the county and are passionate about their community, to stand as a candidate.

The successful candidates will join the Youth Cabinet to campaign on issues affecting young people and represent the views of young people to decision makers, including the county council.

Applications close on Friday June 12 and nominees will face the ‘Big Vote’ in November when young people across East Sussex will go to the polls and choose who represents them on the Youth Cabinet for up to two years.

The Big Vote will see 20 Youth Cabinet members elected, representing six wards - Wealden, Lewes, Coastal, Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill, and Upper Rother.

Tash Cummings, participation worker at ESCC, said: “This opportunity is open to absolutely anyone. You don’t need to be an A grade student.

“If you have an opinion, and want to find out what other young people think, then you have what it takes. We want young people to come forward who feel that their opinions don’t often get heard.”

For more information on The Big Vote Election or to find out how young people can get support to stand, call the Equality and Participation Team on 01273 335250 or email participation.team@eastsussex.gov.uk

To apply online visit www.c360.org.uk/bigvote

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