To get everyone started there was a 'political blind date,' where a young person asked three questions to three councillors about why they should be elected.
Next came the highlight of the event, what everyone had come for - it was political 'speed dating' with councillors - very scary!
We, the young people, were asked to score the councillors on five aspects - approachability, listening skills, ability to understand youth issues, ability to answer specific questions, and how likely we would be to vote for that person.
We would spend two minutes before the councillors moved on, and we faced 10 councillors each.
There was one councillor who asked me how to get young people involved, she said that 'young people don't want to get involved'. I think this is absolutely untrue.
To get young people's opinions you must give them the opportunity to voice them, this may mean going to young people's environment, like schools and colleges.