Camden Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs
Camden students Aya Elgool and Samir Qurashi are the borough’s Youth MPs for 2022-24. Aya and Samir, both 16, attend Regent High School and are also both members of Camden Youth Council, as well as being active in other local youth organisations.
Camden's Deputy Youth MPs for 2022-24 are Rebecca Stamp, 15, a student at Haverstock School, and Hdayet Otaky, 16, also of Regent High School. Read the full story here.
What will your Youth MPs do for Camden?
The two Youth MPs and two Deputy Youth MPs (four young people in total), will have a two-year term and be the voice for Camden young people, seeking to put forward their interests in local decision-making, as well as representing the views and interests of local young people at regional and national level through the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP).
Your newly-elected Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs will:
- lead Camden Youth Council
- attend regional and national events
- attend the UKYP national meeting to decide on future campaigns
- attend the UKYP event at the House of Commons to debate and vote on national campaigns
- meet senior Council officers, councillors and other local decision-makers
- visit schools and youth clubs
- oversee the progress of the issues outlined by young people at the Camden Shout Out
- represent the views of local young people at a range of council and community meetings.
The Youth MP election is organised by staff in Camden’s youth service and local young people.
Camden Youth Council
Help to represent young people in Camden and make change happen by joining Camden Youth Council.
We are always eager to recruit more Youth Council members. These hardworking individuals help us mobilise the youth of Camden in democracy, informing them of the opportunities open to them and tackling key issues they face. They attend meetings with other Camden Youth Council members, the Youth MP and the Deputy Youth MPs.
Anyone aged 13 to 19 who lives in Camden or attends a school, college or youth club in Camden, or works here, is eligible to join us. We're a diverse group of young people, and we want to reach as many young people as possible. There is no fixed deadline date to apply – all you need to do is:
- read and fill in this simple application form then email it back to us, or
- email your request to join to [email protected].
You can also email us if you’d like to find out more information, or follow us on Instagram: CamdenYouthCouncil