Polls open for young people to have their say in the Camden Youth MP Election 2022

Young people across Camden will go to the polls from 27 June to 10 July 2022 to vote for their new Camden Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs. 

Two new Youth MPs and two Deputy Youth MPs will be elected from a shortlist of eight candidates and will act as the voice for the borough’s young people over the next two years.

This year’s candidates will campaign on a range of issues affecting young people including youth safety, mental health support, youth services, education, climate change, and improved relationships between young people and the police.

As well as representing the views of local young people at council and community events, the two new Youth MPs and two Deputy Youth MPs will lead Camden’s Youth Council and have a national role as members of the UK Youth Parliament.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

As a Council, we’re really keen for our young people to get involved in local decision-making and have their say on issues that are important to them. The Youth MP Election gives our young people the chance to do just that and make a real difference for younger residents in the borough.

I’d like to thank all the candidates who are standing in this year’s Youth MP Election for their hard work and dedication shown so far, and I hope Camden’s young people will get involved by watching the candidate videos and voting online.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

The newly-elected Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs will also:

  • attend local, regional and national events 
  • attend the UK Youth Parliament national meeting to decide on future campaigns 
  • attend the UK Youth Parliament event at the House of Commons to debate and vote on national campaigns 
  • meet senior Council officers, councillors, and other local decision-makers 
  • visit schools and youth clubs 
  • oversee the progress of the issues outlined by young people at the annual Camden Shout Out.

This year, the election will be held online with unique voting codes being sent to all Camden state secondary schools, as well as Camden youth centres and a few private schools in the borough.

You can watch the candidate videos and vote for up to two of the candidates here. Young people aged between 11 to 18 who live in Camden or attend a local school / youth centre can use their unique voting code to vote for up to two of the eight candidates. Please ask your Camden school or youth centre for the code.

The results will be announced on Monday 11 July.

The Youth MP Election is organised by staff in Camden’s youth service and local young people, in partnership with Camden secondary schools. 

Pictured (below) at their Youth MP Election hustings event on 16 June are (front row, left to right) Hdayet Otaky, Zarin Bakhshzaad, Assma Bouzouina and (back row, left to right) Lily Schauer, Aya Elgool, Zara Loyas, Rebecca Stamp and Samir Qurashi.