London,
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2016
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Candidates for Camden Youth MP want your votes

Seventeen hopeful candidates to be Camden’s next Youth MP are standing for election on issues ranging from improving education, work experience and job prospects to protecting the environment, fighting racism and animal cruelty and protecting youth services.

If you are of secondary school age and live, go to school, college, a youth project or work in Camden you can vote in the election, which is taking place at schools and youth centres across the borough from 14 to 23 March.

The Youth MP, and two Deputy Youth MPs, are elected for two years as the voice for young people in Camden. They will also put forward the views and interests of local young people through the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP).

Hannah Morris, Camden's last Youth MP, has twice spoken in the House of Commons during national UKYP debates, as well as meeting councillors, MPs and other decision-makers and working on national and local campaigns.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Camden’s Cabinet Member for Young People and Economic Growth, said: “I am thrilled that so many strong candidates have put themselves forward to be Camden’s next Youth MP. I hope as many young people as possible will vote in this important election."

The Camden Youth MP Election is run by Camden's youth support services in partnership with local secondary schools and youth projects.

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