Southampton Conservatives are taking advantage of new election laws that now allow candidates to stand for election from the age of 18. At previous elections the minimum age was 21.
Conservative Vincenzo Capozzoli, standing in Portswood, is aged only 20 and is the youngest candidate in Hampshire to be contesting a local government seat.
Vince, a third-year history and politics student and at Southampton University, said he has fallen in love with the city which he wants to make his home.
"The youth voice hasn't had much expression around here and I want it to be heard," he said.
He said he particularly wanted to smooth out some recent tensions between students and residents.