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3 October 2014

Young Essex Assembly

The Young Essex Assembly (YEA) is the elected youth council for Essex and the preparations for the 2014 elections are taking place during October - December 2014.


The YEA is made up of 75 young people from Essex aged between 11 and 19 who have been elected to represent young people in the county and campaign to make a positive difference to their lives. As part of the YEA members will be listened to by the county council, and by other groups working with or for young people.


How the YEA works

The 75 members of the YEA are elected by young people for a period of two years. The last election was held at the end of 2012. The current YEA started in February 2013 and will finish in January 2015.


If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the YEA, please download the documents below. They will give you the information you need to decide if you’d like to attend a hustings (information) day and stand for election. 


Please complete and return the monitoring and consent forms to the Community Involvement and Engagement Team at the address below. Alternatively, they can be completed and signed, then scanned and emailed to


The assembly meets six times a year at what are called 'sittings'. Each member is part of a smaller group which works to make life better for young people in Essex. Some of the issues the YEA has working on are: 

  • Bullying
  • Crime and feeling safe
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Schools, education and exam stress  


Sitting reports


Additional Events

Contact us

If you have any questions about the YEA, or are interested in getting involved, please email or contact us at:
YEA Young Essex Assembly
Community Involvement and Engagement Team
Essex County Council
P.O Box 11
E1, County Hall
Chelmsford CM1 2BR