Camden Youth MP Election 2024

Young people across Camden will go to the polls in April to elect a new Camden Youth MP and two Deputy Youth MPs. We’re looking for candidates aged 13 to 19 who could be Camden's next Youth MP

Camden's Youth MP and two Deputy Youth MPs have a two-year term and are the voice for Camden young people, putting forward their views at a local level but also at a regional and national level through the UK Youth Parliament.

The newly-elected Youth MP and Deputy Youth MPs will lead Camden Youth Council, as well as attending regional and national events, including the UKYP national meeting and House of Commons debate to decide on future campaigns. They will meet senior Council officers, councillors and other local decision-makers, oversee the progress of the issues outlined by young people at the Camden Shout Out and represent the views of local young people at a range of council and community meetings. 

Samir Qurashi, current Camden Youth MP (2022-24), said: “My time as Youth MP for Camden has unquestionably been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. The opportunity to impact policies, bring about tangible changes, and advocate for the perspectives of young people across local, regional and national levels has been truly remarkable. I wholeheartedly encourage others to embrace this opportunity.” 

Aya Elgool, current Camden Youth MP (2022-24), said: “Being a Youth MP is one of the most rewarding things. I’ve improved my public speaking and had the chance to communicate and network with people that I wouldn’t have come across before. It makes me very proud to be able to represent young people’s voices.”

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

Thank you to our brilliant outgoing Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs for all their hard work. We are now looking for other young people to step forward and stand as candidates for this important role. It’s a great opportunity to improve your confidence and skills, as well as to influence decision-making in Camden to help improve the lives of young people across Camden.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

Find out more 

  • Young people aged 13 to 19 who wish to stand as candidates can apply by 5pm on Sunday, 3 March (deadline extended by one week) by filling in the form in this candidates pack
  • The Camden Youth MP Election 2024 will be held in schools and youth centres borough-wide from 15 to 26 April 
  • The election is organised by Camden’s Integrated Youth Support Service and local young people - visit Camden Rise website to find out more.