Bristol is a young city: a third of the people in the city are under 25. The Bristol City Council election on 2nd May 2024 will impact the future of young people.

Travel? Mental Health? Education? What are the issues you would like to discuss with those who might be making decisions on behalf of young people in the city. This is your chance to ask electoral candidates questions about the issues you care about. We will be joined by representative from all Bristol's major parties: Conservatives, Green Party, Labour and Liberal Democrats.


When:   Wednesday 17th April, 5:30-7.30pm

Where:  The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG


This event is for young people under 25 but you don't have to be over 18 to take part in our youth hustings. Your life will be affected by the decisions made in the elections, so we believe it's important you get to know what candidates stand for and what promises they make. Whether you can register to vote or not, you can make a difference. 

What the hustings will look like:

  • Activities will take place in the first hour, a polling booth for posing candidate questions and manifestos - both designed by the parties and young people themselves. Food will be on hand!
  • We'll have conversations in smaller groups, in breakout rooms, with the candidates and facilitated by youth workers. We want you to be as comfortable as possible and free to express yourself
  • We'll take a vote at the beginning and at the end of the event and see the impact of these conversations

The third will be heard

One third of the population of Bristol is under 25. Despite this, our voices are not heard.

In “We the 33” events, we are inviting decision-makers from the region to be active keynote listeners and talk to us about the issues we care most about. You can watch videos on past events tackling themes such as climate change and youth violence, and find out how they support young people to be heard. 

Past "We the 33" events

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