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Islington Youth Council Elections

Central Foundation students joined more than 3,200 of their fellow 11-17 year olds across the borough to help elect Islington’s first youth council last week. Official polling stations were set up in the school, giving the students their first real experience of voting.

The results were announced by Islington Council chief executive Lesley Seary at the Health Living Hub in White Lion Street, Islington the following day.

We are delighted to reveal that our Year 10 student Elliot Colley has been selected as one of the 8 councillors for the borough. Elliot will join the others in representing the views and aspirations of the borough’s young people on Islington Council.

Youth councillors will represent other young people in Islington and their opinions and will help influence decisions about issues that affect them.

Another CFBS student Abdiaziz Shukri , Year 12, stood as a candidate and although he was not elected we are sure he valued the irreplaceable experience gained whilst campaigning across the borough.

Cllr Richard Watts, executive member for children and families said: “I am delighted to welcome my new colleagues to Islington Council. The youth councilors will really give young people a voice in the council and I am looking forward to seeing them shake things up. Commiserations to those who were not elected but all 23 candidates deserve congratulations for their hard work. They have all been a credit to the borough.”

Congratulations to Elliot, we look forward to seeing how he, along with his colleagues, will use their new roles to speak for the youth of Islington.

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