Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement
Incumbent
Vacant
Style The Most Honourable
Appointer Prime Minister
Formation 30 October 2009
First holder Dawn Butler
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the United Kingdom

The post of Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement is a ministerial position in the United Kingdom, created on 30 October 2009 by prime minister Gordon Brown. It was created following a recommendation that came from the Youth Citizenship Commission that there should be a Minister for Youth Citizenship.[1] The first Minister for Youth was Dawn Butler, who served as a member of parliament and as the honorary vice president of the British Youth Council.[2]

The minister's role is to coordinate government work to help young people engage with politics which will involve working with ministers in relevant Government departments including the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and other relevant bodies in order to lead the Government's response to the Youth Citizenship Commission, to be published before the end of the year, take forward appropriate action arising from the recommendations of the Youth Citizenship Commission report published yearly, and seek ways to help increase young people’s participation in their local communities as well as in local and national politics.[3]

There is no current Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement under the Cameron Ministry.[4]

List of Ministers[edit]

For Young Citizens and Youth Engagement
Name Took office Left office Political party Prime Minister
Dawn Butler 30 October 2009 11 May 2010 Labour Gordon Brown

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Minister for Youth Engagement http://www.participationworkerswales.org.uk/news/3109 Accessed 29 May 2010
  2. ^ New Minister for Youth Engagement Appointed http://www.participationworks.org.uk/news/new-minister-for-youth-engagement-appointed Accessed 29 May 2010
  3. ^ Youth Engagement - Report from the UK Government http://europa-eu-audience.typepad.com/en/2010/03/youth-engagement-report-from-the-uk-government.html Accessed 29 May 2010
  4. ^ WANTED: Minister For Young Citizens And Youth Engagement http://samuelellis.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/wanted-minister-for-young-citizens-and-youth-engagement/ Accessed 29 May 2010