Bristol Youth Elections

Bristol Youth Elections

Information for the Bristol Youth Elections and how to stand as a candidate.

In January 2022 young people in schools, colleges and youth centres across Bristol will be voting in the members of Bristol City Youth Council for a two year term of office.

How the Bristol Youth Vote 2022 works

For the youth vote, Bristol is divided into three areas North, South and East Central.

Each area will vote and elect their Bristol City Youth Council (BCYC) representatives.

They'll be elected for a two year term of office and represent young people’s views to adult decision makers, such as the Mayor, Councillors, Council Officers, Members of Parliament. They'll also influence policy decisions.

If you work in a school or youth organisation, you can:

Voting opens on the 17 January until 28 January.

Bristol Youth Vote 2022 poster (jpg, 2MB) (opens new window) .

Candidate manifestos


Manifestos of candidates North short version (pdf, 1.4MB) (opens new window)

Full manifestos of candidates North (pdf, 992KB) (opens new window)

Youth Elections 2022 Bristol North candidates video

East Central

Manifestos of candidates East short version (pdf, 1.6MB) (opens new window)

Full manifestos of candidates East (pdf, 1.1MB) (opens new window)

Youth Elections 2022 Bristol East Central candidates video


Manifestos of candidates South short version (pdf, 1.1MB) (opens new window)

Full manifestos of candidates South (pdf, 687KB) (opens new window)

Youth Elections 2022 Bristol South candidates video

Polling stations

School, college or youth project registered as a polling station:

Polling stations North

Blaise Secondary School
Oasis Academy School Brightstowe
Orchard School
Redland Green School
St Bedes Catholic Collage
Bristol Free School
St Matthias Park PRU
Clifton College
Bristol Grammar school 
North Bristol Post 16 Sixth Form College
Young Bristol
Freedom Youth 

Polling stations East Central

Bristol Brunel Academy
Bristol Metropolitan College
Bristol Cathedral Choir School moved from North
Montpelier High School
City Academy
John Cabot Academy
Fairfield High School
St Matthias Park PRU
CST Trinity Acadmey
Young Bristol
Freedom Youth 

Polling stations South

Ashton Park Secondary School
Bedminster Down School
Bridge Learning Campus
Oasis Academy John Williams
St. Mary Redcliffe & Temple Ce Va Secondary School
St Matthias Park PRU
St. Bernadettes Catholic Secondary School
St. Mary Redcliffe 6 Form
St. Brendans 6th Form College
Young Bristol
CYN South
Freedom Youth 
Youth Moves (The Park) 

Read the polling station guidance for details on how to run the election (pdf, 161KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 161KB) (opens new window) in your school or youth organisation.