Camden Youth MP and Youth Council

Camden Youth MP Election 2022 

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

There are eight candidates. The link to cast your vote for up to two candidates using your unique voting code is here (and on Camden Rise website) - please ask your school or youth centre for a code. 

What will your Youth MPs do for Camden? 

The two Youth MPs and two Deputy Youth MPs (four young people in total), will have a two-year term and be the voice for Camden young people, seeking to put 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 (UKYP).

Watch: a short film about what it's like to be Camden's Youth MP

Your newly-elected Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs will:

  • lead Camden Youth Council 
  • attend regional and national events 
  • attend the UKYP national meeting to decide on future campaigns 
  • attend the UKYP 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 Camden Shout Out
  • represent the views of local young people at a range of council and community meetings.

The Youth MP election is organised by staff in Camden’s youth service and local young people. 

Camden Youth Council

Help to represent young people in Camden and make change happen by joining Camden Youth Council.

We are always eager to recruit more Youth Council members. These hardworking individuals help us mobilise the youth of Camden in democracy, informing them of the opportunities open to them and tackling key issues they face. They attend meetings with other Camden Youth Council members, the Youth MP and the Deputy Youth MPs.

Anyone aged 13 to 19 who lives in Camden or attends a school, college or youth club in Camden, or works here, is eligible to apply to join us. We are a diverse group of young people, and we want to reach as many young people as possible.

There is no fixed deadline date to apply – just fill in the application form above and send to rashid.ali@camden.gov.uk.

You can also email us if you’d like to find out more information, or follow us on Instagram: CamdenYouthCouncil

Youth MP Election 2022 candidates

Assma Bouzouina

Assma Bouzouina, Youth MP Election 2022 candidate

Watch Assma Bouzouina's campaign video here (30 secs)

Aya Elgool

Aya Elgool, Youth MP Election 2022 candidate

Watch Aya Elgool's campaign video here (1 min, 59 secs)

Read Aya Elgool's written manifesto here

Hdayet Otaky

Hdayet Otaky - Youth MP candidate 2022

Watch Hdayet Otaky's campaign video here (1 min, 25 secs)

Lily Schauer

Lily Schauer, Youth MP Election 2022 candidate

Watch Lily Schauer's campaign video here (1 min, 54 secs)

Read Lily Schauer's written manifesto here

Rebecca Stamp

Rebecca Stamp, Youth MP Election 2022 candidate

Watch Rebecca Stamp's campaign video here (1 min, 41 secs)

Samir Qurashi

Samir Qurashi, Youth MP Election 2022 candidate

Watch Samir Qurashi's campaign video here (2 mins, 10 secs)

Read Samir Qurashi's written manifesto here

Zara Loyas

Zara Loyas, Youth MP Election 2022 candidate

Watch Zara Loyas's campaign video here (1 min, 23 secs)

Read Zara Loyas's written manifesto here

Zarin Bakhshzaad

Zarin Bakhshzaad, Youth MP Election 2022 candidate

Watch Zarin Bakhshzaad's campaign video here (2 mins, 18 secs)

Read Zarin Bakhshzaad's written manifesto here

The link to cast your vote for up to two candidates using your unique voting code is here (and on Camden Rise website) - please ask your school or youth centre for a code.