Youth Politics

Thornton Heath rallies for youth support in Croydon

Posted on June 4th, by Myra Rademacher in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The community takes a stand against knife crime by promoting youth empowerment

The church was sweltering in the May heat, but the atmosphere inside was warm and inviting. Dozens of community members stood around their booths, talking with the adults and kids who had given up their Saturday afternoon on a bank holiday weekend to discuss youth empowerment. The people at the Thornton Heath Youth … Read More »

Croydon’s first Young Mayor election is underway after campaign launch

Posted on February 26th, by Holly Bernstein in Politics & Society. No Comments

A total of 28 candidates aged 14-17 are running for the title

Young Mayor candidates in Croydon, London’s largest youth borough, are now officially campaigning after they unveiled their manifestos at a campaign launch.

The Young Mayor is elected for one year, and they will represent over 37,000 young people. In order to stand, candidates have to live in or go to school, college or … Read More »

Croydon’s politicians need to engage young people

Posted on February 26th, by Ben Flook in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Ben Flook suggests greater engagement of young people in politics could be crucial in influencing elections

With local elections in Croydon only a matter of weeks away, much attention has been placed upon the marginal wards in determining which party has control of Croydon Council for the next four years.

Both Labour and the Conservatives have been fiercely concentrating their resources on the ‘bellwether’ … Read More »