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Camden Youth MPs and Youth Council

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Camden Youth MPs and Youth Council

Camden Youth MP and Deputy Youth MPs

Zarin Bakhshzaad, aged 17, has been elected as Camden’s new Youth MP in a boroughwide election, held in schools and youth centres in April 2024.

Niesha Akyeampong, 14, and Harvey O'Brien, 13, have been elected as the borough’s new Deputy Youth MPs. The three young people will serve a two-year term of office.

Find out more on Camden Rise website.

What will your Youth MPs do for Camden?

The Youth MP and two Deputy Youth MPs have a two-year term and 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.

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

  • lead Camden Youth Council 
  • attend regional and national events 
  • 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 join us. We're 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 – all you need to do is:

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