West Leeds youngsters up for Youth Parliament election


Does your child go to Crawshaw Academy or Leeds West? Both schools have a candidate standing to be a Leeds representative on the UK Youth Parliament.

Thomas Schofield is campaigning on public transport and Junior Frood  is campaigning against bullying. Both are hoping to be successful in the elections for 2018-20.

The UK Youth Parliament consists of democratically elected members aged between 11 and 18. Formed in 2000, the parliament has 369 members who are elected to represent the views of young people in their area to government and service providers. Leeds has four representatives on the national body.

You must be aged 11-18 and live in, or go to school/college in Leeds to vote.

For a full list of candidates, cast your vote here.

Voting is open until 5pm on Thursday, 15th February.

West Leeds represented in Child Friendly Leeds Awards

The shortlist for the Child Friendly Leeds Awards has been announced – and West Leeds in well represented.

The awards aim to put children and young people at the heart of a strong economy in a compassionate city.


The Rainbow Factory in Farsley, Sneaky Experience at Kirkstall Abbey, West Leeds Activity Centre near Gotts Park and Bramley-based Barca-Leeds are all nominated.

Check out the press release for the full list of nominees and more details.


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