Could you be a councillor?
Anyone over 18 can be a councillor. That's it. No fancy qualifications. No high-powered experience. If you can win an election, you can get paid to represent the people in your community, and many young people around the country have already been elected. Check out the videos below to hear their stories.
Faye Whaley got involved in local politics after her friend lost his life in a knife crime attack. After organising a march with local residents against the violence, it seemed like the next step to stand for election. Now an eighteen-year-old Labour councillor in Islington, North London, she is one of the youngest members of local government in the country.
Ben Walker is a 23-year-old Conservative councillor in Southampton. He studied politics at university and has also worked for an MP in parliament.
More young councillors talk about being a young councillors here.