Candidates launch bid to be Camden’s next Youth MP
Fifteen young people have launched their campaigns to become Camden’s next Youth MP.
The candidates, who are aged 13 to 17, spoke passionately about issues ranging from youth safety and mental health to youth services and education at a hustings event at Camden Town Hall on Tuesday (13 March) before voting begins on Monday 19 March.
The newly-elected Youth MP and two new Deputy Youth MPs will be the voice for Camden young people over the next two years.
As well as putting forward the interests of Camden youth in local decision-making, they will have a national role as members of the UK Youth Parliament.
They will also work closely with Camden Youth Council, helping to organise or speak at events.
Thank you to all the candidates in our Youth MP Election for showing the passion and commitment needed to put themselves forward. Our Youth MP and two Deputy Youth MPs are an important voice for young people, raising the profile of issues that matter to the youth of Camden and helping to shape our policies.
The successful candidates really will be able to make a difference so I hope that all young people across the borough will support this election by casting their votes.
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 our Youth MP Election from 19 to 29 March.
Find out more:
- Visit camden.gov.uk/youthcouncil, look out for details in your school or youth centre and follow #CamdenYouthMPelections on Twitter
- See the candidates' campaign videos on YouTube
- See photos from the campaign so far