Our Elected Members


Hi I’m Harry

The Member of Youth Parliament for Blackpool and member of Blackpool youth voice I’m passionate about making young people active in the community and Making transport better fit young people. Nationally I’m passionate about a curriculum for life and mandatory first aid education.


Hi, I’m Connor

As Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, I am passionate about improving the lives of young people across Blackpool. My main manifesto pledges were to: get young people’s voices heard and strive for the reduction of the voting age to 16, improve public transport services, push to implement a ‘Curriculum for Life’ in our schools and providing young people with more services to enable them to reach their potential and their ambitions. I stand by these pledges and I am always available to contact by e-mail if you would like to contact me about any issues or inquiries you may have.

Hi I’m Nicola.

I am the Secretary of Blackpool Youth Voice, I have a great personality and I am lovely to be around. my hobbies are walking, hair and beauty and I love movies. I am also a carer for my mum. Within BYV I am the minute writer within the sessions.

Hi I’m Josh Thompson

The Chair of Blackpool Youth Voice, I’m 17, born and bred in Blackpool. By day I’m an apprentice youth engagement worker, by evening I chair Blackpool youth voice. I love aviation and enjoy helping others. I’m an #iwill ambassador and was young person of the year 2015 at the Blackpool big thank you. 🙂

Alumni Members

Hello, my name is Monica Brownwood

I am 18 years old. I joined BYV roughly two years ago and was made aware of them at the International Women’s Day event. BYV is just one part of my busy lifestyle as I am also a leader for the 44th Blackpool Scouts and a member of the Soroptomist women’s group. I have just completed my A Levels and will be going on to study Sociology at Lancaster University. I thoroughly enjoy learning about politics and the ways in which people behave and think, therefore the annual ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign is one which I find fascinating as it allows us to see how young people want to shape their future.

Youth Workers

April Rankin

Participation and Engagement Coordinator

Hi, I’m April and I am a Youth and Community worker here at URPotential. I started URPotential as a volunteer and began by running the Art group for young people and got involved in other projects that developed a wide range of skills and knowledge. I have a PTLLS qualification, a degree in Textile Crafts and I am a qualified JNC Youth and Community Worker.

I am the Participation and Engagement worker, this includes supporting Blackpool Youth Voice, Peer Mentors and developing and supporting social action projects across Blackpool.

Throughout my time at URPotential I have been involved in different projects, activities and events. I have delivered Move into volunteering and Peer Mentoring Training. Developed and delivering adult training and a Peer Support programme.

Jake Adams

Volunteer Youth Worker