Newcastle Youth Council support the General Election 2017

 Parliamentary (General) Election

 On June 8th 2017 the Youth Council contributed to a fantastic, council-wide effort to successfully delivering the Parliamentary (General) Election. The Electoral Services team, enabled 127,019 people to cast their vote across three Parliamentary constituencies smoothly and efficiently.  


Over 850 individual people were involved in the run up and on the big night. This ranged from staff in all of our 128 polling stations, postal vote openers, counters and supervisors. Also, through to teams such as Communications, ICT Services, Facilities Services and Employees Services - as well as our Polling Station Inspectors, Traffic Marshals and many other employees in BCE and the wider Operations division.


Newcastle City Council Chief Execute Pat Richie said, "We’d also like to say a big thank you to our partners at Northumbria Police and Sports Central at Northumbria University, with special thanks to Newcastle’s Youth Council and the speedy university student runners, who helped us to declare our first result before anyone else in the country!"


Youth Councillors Abigail, Dan and John said "It was a fantastic experience and we were really pleased to be given a role on the night of the count.  It also gave us an oportunity to network with leaders and candidates to promote the youth council.  We hope to be involved in next year's local elections" 


This truly was a brilliant city-wide effort to pull together our skills to deliver an efficient and successful election. The number of teams involved are too many to list individually, but we would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.




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We empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders 

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