Isobel Trout

Young Mayor: Bristol


I’m relatively new to youth politics as I joined the Bristol Youth Select Committee in February 2013, after a teacher suggested I apply. I’m really passionate about young people’s rights and will be working hard to represent young people’s views in the city council. This is alongside my work with the UK Youth Parliament, and my involvement as a member of the Youth Select Committee 2013-14. At 6th Form, I will be studying the International Baccalaureate, so I can continue a broad education. I hope to study medicine at university, with an end goal of assisting in humanitarian aid in developing countries.


What I plan to do while in office

TRANSPORT: To follow the example of East Sussex Youth Council and set up a card system endorsed by transport providers in Bristol that recognises those in full-time education, and offers a reduced ticket price on all journeys to them.

WORK EXPERIENCE: To launch a project pairing companies, charities and other organisations with schools on a mentoring and work experience scheme to help prepare young people for the world of work. To make links with charities, and encourage volunteering to boost employability.

CURRICULUM FOR LIFE: To get 20+ schools pledging to teach the Curriculum for Life. As a member of this year’s Youth Select Committee, and as a youth forum with members of UKYP, this is something I’m all really passionate about, and we hope to get the Mayor on board.




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