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Youth Voice North Lanarkshire

How we encourage young people to become involved in decision making.

In North Lanarkshire, we place great importance on listening to the views of young people. We have enhanced the opportunity to engage in dialogue with young people within youth work by creating a youth voice infrastructure that is fit for purpose, sector-leading and inclusive for all young people in North Lanarkshire.

The current youth engagement infrastructure has nine town-based youth voice groups that are supported and facilitated by CLD youth workers. Each group is structured in a similar way, aiming to be representative of their local communities. They will work to a training and action plan-based model to ensure that they are led by individual community priorities.

We are always looking for more young people to get involved. You can find out more on the Young Scot website or by emailing

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2023

Statement from North Lanarkshire Council - Wednesday 15 November 2023

“Yesterday, Young Scot – who provide the electronic voting system for elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament – informed us that their digital supplier had identified an issue where votes cast from a mobile device had not been recorded accurately.

“As of today, North Lanarkshire had one of the highest votes in the country for elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament. We anticipate that the number of votes cast electronically accounts for a large percentage of the overall votes in North Lanarkshire.

“Faith in the integrity of any election process is critical and it is clear that we cannot be assured of the integrity of the process given the information we have received from Young Scot.

“For that reason, we have suspended the election to the Scottish Youth Parliament in North Lanarkshire with immediate effect. We understand that this will be hugely disappointing to those who have cast their votes but, more importantly, to those young people who stood as candidates and have campaigned so hard, and we are providing support to them.

“We will make further announcements about new elections in due course.”

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22 Nov 2023

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