Camden Youth MP Election candidates 2020 - Camden Rise

Get involved - have your say, make a difference
Get involved - have your say, make a difference

Camden Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs

Local young people Aya Elgool and Samir Qurashi are the borough’s Youth MPs for 2022-24. Camden's Deputy Youth MPs are Zara Loyas and Hdayet Otaky. They are all also members of Camden Youth Council.

The borough's Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs are the voice for Camden over their two-year term, 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).

Your newly-elected Youth MP 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 annual Camden Shout Out 
  • represent the views of local young people at a range of council and community meetings.

The Youth MP election, held every two years, is organised by staff in Camden’s youth service and local young people. 

To find out more or get involved in Camden Youth Council, please email Or you can follow us on Instagram: @camdenyouthcouncil_

Samir Qurashi – Camden Youth MP, 2022-24

Hdayet Otaky – Deputy Youth MP, 2022-24

Aya Elgool - Camden Youth MP, 2022-24

Zara Loyas - Deputy Youth MP, 2022-24