Northumberland Youth Cabinet

The Northumberland Youth Cabinet is an elected body of 13 to 19-year-olds, representing the views of young people across Northumberland.

The Northumberland Youth Cabinet is an elected body of 13 to 19-year-olds, representing the views of young people across Northumberland.

They develop projects based on the issues they campaigned for in their election manifesto. This includes topics such as young people and democracy.
How old do I have to be to vote?
Young people aged 13-19 are eligible vote.

How old do I have to be to stand as a candidate?
Young people aged 13-19 are eligible to stand for election, they must live, work, or attend education in Northumberland.

How long are cabinet members elected for?
Members of the youth cabinet serve a term of two years.

Where can I read about the people standing for election?
Posters with every candidate and their policies are sent to all schools to be displayed. They can also be found online on the youth cabinet website as well as Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Where can I vote?
Ballot boxes are placed in secondary and high schools in Northumberland. If you’re not in school, please contact us to get information on how and where to vote.

How does voting work and who is elected?
Everyone eligible to vote in the youth cabinet election can do so at their local polling station. Each voter has one vote and the five candidates with the most votes are elected. This voting system is known as 'first past the post'.

How many people are on the youth cabinet of Northumberland?
The cabinet is made up of 10 members.

How often are the elections?
Elections are held every year, to elect five new people to the youth cabinet.

How do people put themselves forward to run in elections?
Keep checking on our social media pages or alternatively contact us to register your interest.
Looking for more information or opportunities?

Head over to the Young People's Participation Homepage to find out more.
For information about the youth cabinet, contact us:

  • Telephone: 01670 620320
  • Email: Participation@northumberland.gov.uk
  • Post: Northumberland Youth Cabinet, Northumberland Youth Service, Northumbria House, Manor Walks, Cramlington, NE23 6UR.
If you are a young person and are looking for activities in your local area, head over to our page below for more information.

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Campaigns/Activities-for-young-people.aspx