Herts Young People's Manifesto

The Herts Young People's Manifesto is produced by members of Herts1125 and describes the issues they are campaigning to change and improve for all young people

The members of Herts1125 produce the Herts Young People's Manifesto document each year. The manifesto describes the issues they are campaigning to change and improve for all young people.

Whilst voting for your member of Youth Parliament in January/February you also voted for your top three issues. The top five will form the Hertfordshire Young People’s Manifesto 2016/2017.


Herts Young People's Manifesto 2016

During they said were important to them back in January. The results were collated and published in the Hertfordshire Young People's Manifesto, which was launched on 15 October 2016. Click on the topics/thumbnails below to see the full infographics of what young people said for each priority.


Equality in Herts                                         Mental health & emotional well-being    


Access to health services                  Body confidence and self-image        Bullying


Young carers

Awareness of young carers                        Opportunities for young carers


LGBT+ WhoNotWhat (WnW)

All things trans*                                           School/college life for LGBT+


Children and young people in care

Children and young people in care

The results of the 2016 priority vote were:

1. Bullying (2023 votes) - All forms of bullying (verbal, physical, cyber, etc.) should be treated equally and support available when required for victims of bullying.

2. Mental health and general wellbeing (1672 votes)  - Continue work from 2015 Manifesto to improve services and support available for young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

3. Body confidence and self-image (1518 votes)  - Impact of social media trends, recognising the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and self-harm.

4. Equality in Herts (1313 votes)  - Equal rights should be promoted and discrimination actively tackled.

5. Access to health services (1188 votes)  - All young people should know their rights regarding confidentiality, support and access for both mental health and physical health services.

If you are interested in getting involved and changing local services for young people contact jasmin.payne via email

The 2015 Manifesto: launched 16 October 2015

Click the image below to read or download.

Herts 1125 Manifesto 2015 Cover

If you want to read about a specific topic within the 2015 manifesto, just select the subject and click the picture below:

Cyberbullying Thumb  Rights Cover Hate Crime Cover Cover LGBT Cover Finance WNW Cover YC Cover

The 2014 Manifesto

 Manifesto Pic Crop2

Just click the picture above to read or download the 2014-15 manifesto.

What did Herts1125 work on last year? What did you vote for to be included in the 2014-2015 manifesto? Here are what your top five issues for 2014-2015 were:

  • Preparing young people for work
    Young people’s skills gained through volunteering to lead to recognised outcomes or qualifications that can be used to develop a strong CV and to support job applications (3807 votes)
  • Cheaper bus fares for young people during the school holidays
    Young people to have access to cheaper bus travel around the county during school holidays (3258 votes)
  • Improving mental health services and education for young people
    Young people to be consulted on how this is done, to have information on the causes and symptoms of mental health issues and to have access to services for support (3249 votes)
  • Engaging young people to get their voices heard
    Young people to have opportunities that ensure their voices are heard in a wider political context, including improved communication with adult politicians (3135 votes)
  • Tackling youth unemployment
    Young people to have better access to, and increase in, job opportunities during and after study, including apprenticeships and internships (3050 votes)

Through the publishing of the annual manifesto, Herts1125 believe that young people in Herts will be better supported to work directly with Hertfordshire County Council and effect change across the county.

If you are interested in getting involved and changing local services for young people contact jasmin.payne via email