Youth Council and Young Voices

Youth MP elected

Camden’s Youth MP Esther Joy Boadu was elected with a record overall turnout of 6,737 young people – over 40% of the borough’s 13 to 19-year-olds. She polled 1,045 votes.

Eden Lunghy (786 votes) and Saba Asif (724 votes) were elected Deputy Youth MPs. The results were announced in April 2016 after voting in schools and youth centres across Camden.

      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 Young MP and Deputy Young 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 annual Camden Shout Out event
      • 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's Youth Council panel

      Help to represent young people in Camden and make change happen by joining Camden's Youth Council panel.

      We are always eager to recruit more panel members for our Youth Council. 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 panel 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 is eligible to apply to join us. We would like a panel of diverse young people and to reach as many young people as possible.

      How to apply to join the Youth Council panel:

      There is no strict deadline date to apply, so please fill in the application form above and send to camdenyouthmp@outlook.com or rashid.ali@camden.gov.uk. Please also email if you’d like to find out more. 

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