Youth Council and Youth MP

Camden Youth MP Election 2018

Could you be the next Camden Youth MP? If you are aged 13 to 19 and you live in Camden, you go to school or college here, or you work in the borough, it could be you. We are looking for enthusiastic, confident and committed candidates to step forward – you need to apply before 5pm on Friday 12 January 2018. The election takes place in March 2018. Download a candidate pack here and apply now:

If you have any enquiries about the Youth MP or Deputy Youth MPs, or you want to contact the current Youth MP or Camden Youth Council, please email or

Voting in the Camden Youth MP Election 2018

Young people across Camden go to the polls in March to decide who will represent them. All 11 to 19-year-olds who live in Camden, go to a local school or college, or work in the borough, can vote in our Youth MP Election from 19 to 29 March.

The candidates will all be aged 13 to 19. Watch this space after 12 January for more information on who the candidates are and how to vote.

    What will your Youth MP do for Camden?

    The Youth MP, and two Deputy Youth MPs, 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 MP 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 and Youth Question Time events
    • represent the views of local young people at a range of council and community meetings

    Find out more

    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 (see above).

    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 apply to join us. We are a diverse group of young people and we want to reach as many young people as possible.

    Apply to join

    There is no fixed deadline date to apply – just fill in the application form above and send to or

    You can also email us if you’d like to find out more information, or follow us on social media.

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