Camden Youth MP and Youth Council

Camden Youth MP Election 2020

Young people across Camden go to the polls from 16 to 27 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, are eligible to vote in their school or youth centre.

Voting begins on 16 March and the results will be announced on the evening of Thursday, 2 April. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates - #CamdenYouthMPElection2020

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).

Watch: a short film about what it's like to be Camden's Youth MP

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
  • 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 apply to join us. We are 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 – just fill in the application form above and send to rashid.ali@camden.gov.uk or camdenyouthmp@outlook.com

You can also email us if you’d like to find out more information, or follow us on social media.
•    Twitter: @camdenyouthmp
•    Instagram: CamdenYouthCouncil

Youth MP Election candidates

The Camden Youth MP Election 2020 runs from 16 to 27 March. There are 14 candidates - see below, read their manifestos and watch their videos.

These pages, and the Camden Rise website, will be kept up to date during the campaign and election. Results will be posted here on or just after 2 April - follow us on Twitter too for the latest updates with the hashtag #CamdenYouthMPElection2020

Aimee Clapham

Aimee Clapham - portrait photo

Andrea Andrea Giró-Adeleye

Andrea Giró-Adeleye - portrait photo

Watch: Andrea's campaign video (length: two minutes)

Read or download: Andrea's written manifesto

Anes Bouzouina

Anes Bouzouina - portrait photo

Anya Nedungadi

Anya Nedungadi - portrait photo

Watch: Anya's campaign video (length: two minutes)

Read or download: Anya's written manifesto

Aya Elgool

Aya Elgool - portrait photo

Watch: Aya's campaign video (one minute, 10 seconds long)

Read or download: Aya's written manifesto

Belicia Ashford

Belicia Ashford - photo of candidate

Watch: Belicia's campaign video (one minute, 28 seconds long)

Read or download: Belicia's written manifesto

Farjana Khan

Farjana Khan - portrait photo

Watch: Farjana's campaign video (length: one minute)

Read or download: Farjana's written manifesto

Freyja Gunnarsdottir

Freyja Gunnarsdottir - portrait photo

Hana Ejupi

Hana Ejupi - portrait photo

Jamie Fountain

Jamie Fountain - portrait photo

Watch: Jamie's campaign video (one minute and 44 seconds long)

Laila Fraser

Laila Fraser - portrait photo

Watch: Laila's campaign video (40 seconds long)

Read or download: Laila's written manifesto

Maya Curic

Maya Curic - portrait photo

Watch: Maya Curic's campaign video (one minute, 46 seconds long)

Maya Lowton

Maya Lowton - portrait photo

Watch: Maya Lowton's campaign video (two minutes and 30 seconds long)

Read or download: Maya Lowton's written manifesto

Moriah Mensah

Moriah Mensah - portrait photo

Watch: Moriah's campaign video (one minute, 44 seconds long)

Read or download: Moriah's written manifesto