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Could you be the next Camden Youth MP?

Are you aged 13 to 19? Do you live, go to school or college or work in Camden? If so, you could stand to be Camden's next Youth MP?

We are seeking candidates for the forthcoming Youth MP election, to be held from 14 to 23 March 2016. Young people need to put themselves forward before 15 January 2016.

The Youth MP, and two Deputy Youth MPs, will have a two-year term. To find out what it is like to stand as a candidate and get elected, watch the short film below about the previous Youth MP election two years ago.

You can apply by downloading the candidate pack here or from the Youth MP web page, fill in the forms and email them to rashid.ali@camden.gov.uk

Hannah Morris, Camden's Youth MP for 2014-16, said: "My experience as a youth MP has been phenomenal. Of course, it is hard work and exasperating at times, but the sense of achievement and success is definitely worth it. I've worked with such a variety of people and have had so many opportunities and experiences. It's an extraordinary job filled with memories you'll never forget."

The elected Youth MP for Camden will play an important role within the Youth Council and be the voice for young people within Camden Council, seeking to put forward the interests of young people in local decision-making. They will also represent the views and interests of local young people at regional and national level through their participation in the UK Youth Parliament.

  • Our photo of Camden's Youth MP Hannah Morris speaking in the House of Commons UK Youth Parliament debate is reproduced by kind permission of Parliament.