At York Youth Council, we strive to represent young people’s voices both citywide and work with UK Youth Parliament in order to provide countrywide representation. We aim to have two members from each school and we have various jobs within the Youth Council.
Hi, I’m Joseph or, as most people call me, Joe. I was honoured to be elected Chair of York Youth Council in February of 2017 and reelected in September. I’m currently in my second year of Sixth Form and I’ve been a member of York Youth Council since May 2015; I was elected as Vice Chair in November of 2016 and served in that role until my election as Chair, with my successors being Rosemol and Adam. I have had a keen interest in politics since I was very young and I now devote myself passionately to the Youth Council. I’ve met many friends here and I enjoy representing Huntington School as well as all young people in York. My personal interests involve playing the bass, debating, and reading!
Our Vice Chairs
Hi! I’m Rosemol, I’m the current Vice Chair for YYC, I lead the Consultations group, and I’m in Year 13 at All Saints School. I love being a member of YYC as I’ve made many new friends and met some amazing people and I’m passionate about making a change for young people in York. My hobbies include dancing, reading, and drinking (a lot of) coffee!
Hi, I’m Will and I’m currently attending Huntington Secondary School. I have an unending passion for politics and my local area. At Youth Council, my key aim is to ensure that the brilliant young people of York have their voices represented. I was elected as a Vice Chair in early 2018, having served in the role from early 2016 until early 2017 before, and I am now leading the Campaigns group, in which I hope to make huge progress towards bettering of the lives of the city’s young people.
Our Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)
Hi, my name is Dom, I am currently in Year 13 at Bootham School and I am former Chair of York Youth Council and current Member of Youth Parliament, meaning I represent the young people of the city at a national level and lead the Outreach and Engagement group. I have always been interested in politics and love serving on the Youth Council; I get to meet my friends, as well as representing the young people of York. My personal interests include board gaming and video gaming but I also love a good book too!
Our Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYP)s
Hey! I’m Mitty, I’m 15, and I go to Millthorpe school. I act (I’m a musical person) and I’m pretty passionate about sweet baked goods. I’m a Hufflepuff and my favourite musicals are Chicago and Heathers! I joined YYC because I wanted to help young people get their views and opinions about current events heard.
Hi, I’m Lottie, and I’m one of the Deputy Members of Youth Parliament for York. I currently go to Millthorpe school. In my spare time, I go to Explorers, I am a young leader for my local Cub group and I enjoy playing and listening to music.
Our Steering Group Representative
Hi, my name’s May Beth and I am in Year 13 at Huntington School. I am the Steering Group representative for York Youth Council. I enjoy playing badminton, swimming and wall climbing. I became a Youth Councillor because I want to help people from across the city to get their voice heard and to show the young people of York that it is possible to make a change.
My name is Matthew and I’m currently in my second year of sixth form at Bootham School. I’ve been attending YYC for over two years now and have been elected as our Treasurer. I enjoy Youth Council a lot due to the opportunity it provides to meet new people and make a difference on a local level (but the tea and biscuits are a good incentive too).
Our Other Members
Hihi, I’m Olivia M. I go to Millthorpe and am in Year 11. I am a peaceable, Christian nerd who loves reading (especially Harry Potter – I’m a real Potterhead), sewing, knitting, and acting among many, many, many other things. I also play the guitar! I love Youth Council because I get to make York better for all young people and I can actually make a difference and achieve something with my life, even though I’m a young person.
I’m Ellie and I am in Year 9 at Archbishop Holgate’s School. I joined York Youth Council in November 2015 and have loved it since. As a regular bus user, I’m very passionate about our Transport Campaign and am excited to see how far we can take it. In my spare time, I enjoy playing a variety of musical instruments like the clarinet and shopping with my friends.
Hi, I’m Adam. I was honoured to serve as MYP from 2016-2017 and a Vice Chair from 2017 to early 2018 when I stepped down. I’ve been a proud member of Youth Council for 2 years. I also participate in numerous clubs and youth groups including Youth Theater and Air Cadets and I’m currently the deputy head boy of Joseph Rowntree’s. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, video games and attempting to play the Ukulele.
Hi, I’m Olivia! I have been a member of York Youth Council for a year now and I am currently leading the work experience campaign. I joined youth council because I wanted to help materialise the requests of the young people of York. I’m my free time I attend drama, paint and play tennis.
Hi, I’m Evie! I’m in year 13 and currently attending Tadcaster Grammar School. I’ve recently joined York Youth Council and am excited to start making a difference in York. Youth Council allows us to address issues and tackle them directly with the necessary support to make a change. Outside of school, I love lots of sports, especially dance and hockey, seeing bands perform, and eating lots of fizzy sweets!
Hey, I’m Grace and I’ve been going to Huntington School since 2013. I like reading, writing, dancing and helping people, which is why I wanted to join YYC as it is a great way to do that.
Hi, I’m Megan and I’m currently in Year 13 at Joseph Rowntree school. I joined Youth Council as I would love to represent the young people of York’s views and I am also very interested in politics. I also enjoy swimming and reading.
My name is Miles and I’m an A-Level student at All Saints RC School. I am a recent addition to the YYC team and have enjoyed getting to know everyone. I have been made very welcome! I joined as I feel I could make a difference in the city and help our teens get their voices heard! I am a very hard working and passionate person and will stop at nothing to achieve success! I am extremely passionate about photography and digital media, I’ll often be found taking pictures In the city or sat at my desk editing and organising them. My hobbies include having fun, drinking coffee and capturing the world one photo at a time.
Hi, I’m Xander. I’m 16, a Year 11 homeschooler, and I strive to make life easier and more enjoyable, especially for the youth. I joined YYC early in October ’17, after being invited by a very passionate friend, and am currently working on a campaign to improve work experience in schools. My interests vary from playing folk music, screenwriting, and photography, as well as lazing back with a book, or a bit of Breaking Bad. I’m excited by new experiences and have developed a strong aesthetic appreciation for things. I currently volunteer at the Sue Ryder charity shop, and I love engaging with customers and friends.
I’m a student at Huntington School in Year 11, and I joined in September 2017. I’m passionate about politics, spending far too much time on the internet, and helping the young people of York.
Hi, my name is Peter and I go to York College. I have no real hobbies, I don’t have a good enough sense of volume control, I spill a lot of tea, and I’m generally inept. Youth Council is nice though.
Hi, I’m Maisie. I’m 15 and I go to Archbishop Holgate’s School. I have been a member of York Youth Council since 2017, and it’s a very enjoyable and welcoming group. I enjoy Media, history and politics and I love listening to music.