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Youth MP candidates launch their election campaigns

Fourteen young candidates are standing for election to become Camden’s next Youth MP.

The candidates, aged 12 to 17, have published their manifestos, covering key issues that affect young people in Camden.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, voting will now take place in September 2020 and will determine a new Youth MP and two Deputy Youth MPs to represent Camden young people.

As well as putting forward the interests of Camden youth in local decision-making, the newly-elected Youth MPs will have a national role as members of the UK Youth Parliament. They will also work closely with Camden Youth Council to organise and speak at community events and develop local campaigns.

Jessie Wernick, Camden Deputy Youth MP from 2018-20, said: “Being a Youth MP is more than just a title. It’s about the endless opportunities for you and the young people you represent.”

All 11 to 19-year-olds who live in Camden, go to a local school or college, attend a local youth centre or work in the borough, are eligible to vote in the Youth MP Election in September.

Find out more:
• Find out more about the 14 candidates here
• Watch the candidates' campaign videos here
• Look out for details in your school or youth centre
• Follow #CamdenYouthMPElection2020 on Twitter