Highest-ever turnout at MK Youth Elections


Youngsters across the city have shown their taste for democracy, after this year’s youth elections produced the highest-ever turnout.

10,506 young people from across Milton Keynes had their say in three separate elections, for the UK Youth Parliament, MK Youth Cabinet North and MK Youth Cabinet South.

The youth cabinet is an elected group of 11 to 18-year-olds who ensure that young people’s voices are heard. Cabinet members regularly meet with councillors, council officers and other decision makers to advocate on behalf of young people to bring about social change.

The youth parliament is a national forum of 600 young people from across the UK giving young people a voice.

The result of Milton Keynes’ representative at the British Youth Council was also announced in which Mahi Joshi, 15, was successful.

Adam Rolfe, 18, who got the most votes overall and was elected as Member of Youth Parliament South, said: “I am so pleased to have been successful again this year.

“It is really important for young people to be able to interact with key influencers and policy makers across Milton Keynes and the UK as a whole on a regular basis to ensure that the voices of young people are heard and understood.”