Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

Young People

I believe that young people should be active citizens and have their views heard. There are a number of ways to do this:


Vote in Elections


Elections work best when everyone takes part and votes. If you don't vote, you are not having your say on important issues such as the NHS, education, how much tax you pay and how the Government looks after the environment.


If you are 18 you can vote for the people you want to represent you.

You can vote in the following elections:


General election- you can vote for your local MP (Member of Parliament)

Local Government elections- you can vote for your local Councillor


London Assembly and London Mayoral Elections- you can vote for your London Assembly Members (AM’s) and the Mayor of London


European elections- you can vote for your regional MEPs (Members of European Parliament) 


Register to vote in West Ham


Young Labour


If you are aged between 15 and 27 you can join the Labour Party and become a member of Young Labour.  You can find out more about Young Labour here


Labour Students


If you are a student you can join Labour Students and become involved in the activites at your university and with other Labour clubs across the country. You can find out more about Labour Students here


To find out more about Parliament and democracy please explore Parliament's dedicated section to young people.


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