Young people in Camden will head to the polls in April to elect a new Youth MP and two Deputy Youth MPs.

The elected Youth MP and deputies will serve a two-year term, representing the concerns and suggestions of local young people at local, regional, and national levels through the UK Youth Parliament.

Leading the Camden Youth Council, they will also be expected to engage in regional and national events, liaise with senior council officers and local decision makers, and oversee the progress of issues highlighted by Camden youth at the Camden Shout Out event.

They also represent young people at various council and community meetings.

Candidates ages 13 to 19 are encouraged to apply for the positions.

Samir Qurashi, current Camden Youth MP (2022-24), said: "My time as Youth MP for Camden has unquestionably been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

"The opportunity to impact policies, bring about tangible changes, and advocate for the perspectives of young people across local, regional and national levels has been truly remarkable.

"I wholeheartedly encourage others to embrace this opportunity."

Aya Elgool, who is also a current Camden Youth MP (2022-24), added: "Being a Youth MP is one of the most rewarding things.

"I’ve improved my public speaking and had the chance to communicate and network with people that I wouldn’t have come across before.

"It makes me very proud to be able to represent young people’s voices."

Councillor Sabrina Francis, cabinet member for young people and culture, said: "Thank you to our brilliant outgoing Youth MPs and Deputy Youth MPs for all their hard work.

"We are now looking for other young people to step forward and stand as candidates for this important role.

"It’s a great opportunity to improve your confidence and skills, as well as to influence decision-making in Camden to help improve the lives of young people across Camden."