Could you be the next Camden Youth MP? Apply to stand by 12 January
Have you got what it takes to represent the young people of Camden at a local and national level?
If you are aged 13 to 19 and you live in Camden, go to school or college here, or you work in the borough, you could stand in the election for our next Youth MP, which takes place in March 2018.
As Youth MP you will work closely with Camden Youth Council, helping to organise or speak at events such as the recent Shout Out, as well as campaigning on issues ranging from young people’s mental health or improving education and career opportunities to safety on the streets and protecting youth services. You'll also get the chance to speak at high profile events, including the annual UK Youth Parliament debate in the House of Commons, Westminster.
We are looking for enthusiastic, confident and committed candidates to step forward – you need to apply before 5pm on Friday 12 January 2018.
Current Youth MP Esther Joy Boadu, whose term ends in March 2018, said: “Being Camden’s Youth MP has been a great opportunity for me to represent young people at a local and national level.”
Our Youth MP and Deputy Youth MPs have played a powerful role in representing young voices and helping to shape our policies. We know how much passion and energy young people have for politics. I have been involved in political campaigning since I was 14 and I am now 31 - but I still sometimes get told that I am too young to represent people. If we listen to people who tell us we are too young to be making a difference, we don’t get heard.
The Youth MP, and two Deputy Youth MPs, who have a two-year term, are the voice for Camden young people, putting 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.
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