BwD Youth Forum


BwD Youth Forum are a group of elected young people working alongside Blackburn with Darwen Council to shape and design services for children and young people.

The Youth Forum meets every Thursday at YPS, Daisyfield base from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. They attend 6 regional Youthforia events each year where they meet with 23 other Youth Councils from across the North West to discuss and debate issues affecting young people.

The BwD Youth Elections took place in February and the newly elected Youth MP’s are:

Zara Hayat
Campaign Issues: M.A.D – Making a difference for our elderly and most vulnerable young people

Khalid Omar
Campaign Issues: Youth Crime Rehabilitation & Youth Economic Education

Mohammed Bapu
Campaign Issues: Mental Health & Youth Crime

In addition to the above campaigns the BwD Youth Forum will be working on national issues as voted in the Make Your Mark Campaign which are Protect the Environment and Put an End to knife crime. They will also be focusing on Bullying and a curriculum for life.

Over 8,000 young people voted across the boroughs secondary schools, colleges and youth organisations.

If you would like to join the BwD Youth Forum and stand for Youth MP for 2021 please contact

Make Your Mark

The Youth forum host local and regional events for young people focusing on key campaign issues from the Make Your Mark ballot.

Want to know more about last years Campaign?

Find out more

Getting Involved

All young people are welcome to join the forum at any time. If you wish to stand for Youth MP and deputy positions, YPS host the annual Youth Elections across all schools, colleges, youth clubs and youth organisations in January/February.

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