Youth MP and Deputy Youth MPs - Camden Rise
Youth MP and Deputy Youth MPs
The current Youth MP is Athian Akec, of Hampstead School, who was elected Camden Youth MP in April 2018. Our two Deputy Youth MPs are Jessie Wernick, of UCL Academy, and Asma Maloumi, of Parliament Hill School.
The Youth MP, and two Deputy Youth MPs, have a two-year term and are 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).
Youth MP Election 2020
We’re looking for candidates to stand in the next Camden Youth MP Elections. Young people across Camden will go to the polls in March to decide who will represent them for the next two years – could it be you? Find out more and apply to stand before 20 January.
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 Camden Shout Out and Youth Question Time events
- 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.