The Children’s Party is bringing young people together to get your voices heard about the things that matter to you.

This year, a general election will take place in the UK, and the First News Children’s Party is making sure young voices are heard by the people who will run the next government. Young people are 30% of the world’s population, but 100% of the future, so it’s really important you get your say about the issues you care about.

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📣 ALERT! On Wednesday 22 May, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced to the UK that he was calling a general election for Thursday 4 July. 📣 

I Don’t Get It: How does a general election work?

A general election is when we choose who we would like to run the country. In this FYI video, presenter Scarlett finds out all about what a general election is and how it works!

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Our Generation. Our Vote. is a big mock election just for children, being held this year in England and Wales. It’s being run by a coalition of organisations supported by charity Save the Children and other partners such as Young Citizens, Shout Out UK, and more. The First News Children’s Party will work with the ‘Our Generation. Our Vote’ election to give under-18s across England and Wales the chance to vote for political candidates in their constituencies, with results to be announced ahead of the real general election later this year.

Your Manifesto

The aim of our manifesto is to call for changes to make all children’s lives better now and in the future. Find out more about the issues that you told us you care most about!

BCC Young Entrepreneurs

Calling all young entrepreneurs! First News has teamed up with the British Chambers of Commerce to find the business leaders of the future. And that could be you!

Resources for grown-ups

There are lots of ways you can support young people to amplify their voices during the election year. Here you can find reliable and up-to-date information and resources!

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Are you 18 or over?

We are supporting #ballotbound – a voter registration campaign, to make sure everyone gets to the polls.

You have a voice – so use it! Register here.

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As Children’s Commissioner it is my job to promote and protect the rights of children, and to make sure their voices are heard. The results of The Big Ambition will inform the views of the Children’s Party, to focus on responding to its most stark finding: that only one in five children agreed the people who run the country listen to what they have to say. As we head towards an election, I want to see politicians really listening the voices and views of children, who are the voters of the future.

– Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza

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