Vote now and elect your 2024-26 Youth Council members

Hammersmith & Fulham’s Youth Mayor and Member of Youth Parliament biannual elections are back for 2024.

H&F's Youth Council at the Youth Achievement Awards 2023

Hammersmith & Fulham’s Youth Mayor and Member of Youth Parliament biannual elections are back for 2024.

Anyone aged 11-19 who lives, works or goes to school in H&F can vote.

The elections are running from Saturday 17 February to Friday 8 March, don’t miss your chance – use your Google account to cast your vote here.

Up for election is a new Youth Mayor, who acts as the figurehead for the borough’s young people and a new Member of Youth Parliament who will represent H&F’s young people, regionally and nationally.

Cllr Alex Sanderson, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education, said:

“Using your voice and supporting your beliefs by casting your vote is one of the most important things you can do. Involving young people in the decision making ensures we’re creating the best borough for them to live, work, and play in. 

“Get involved and don’t forget to vote before Friday 8 March. And good luck to everyone running.” 

Once elected, both young people will work in their role for two years.

Meet your Youth Mayor candidates

Eliana Bulla, 13, studying at Sacred Heart

“I put things into other people's perspective, even if it doesn’t affect me personally. This guarantees that any issues raised in our borough would be addressed.”

Albi Fenner, 16, from Hammersmith

“I feel very passionately about empowering young people to find their voices to lift barriers and to be able to create positive changes within the systems, services, and policies so they are the best they can be for our young people.” 

Precisa Getsevich, 11, living in Shepherds Bush

“I would love to be able to help other young people to get the skills, support and opportunities they need to start a business.”

Shannon Pearce, 18, living in Hammersmith

“I am passionate about being the voice for other young people, especially Disabled young people. I want to work on equality and inclusion.” 

Adam Semar, 17, studying at West London Free School

“I would like to increase the availability and quality of work, volunteering and internship opportunities in our borough.”

Jade Slocock, 23, living in Hammersmith

“I love to help and change things for the better. I would like to work on mental health support for young people.”

(L-R) H&F's Youth Mayor, Deputy Youth Mayor, Member of Youth Parliament and Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, 2022-2024

Meet your Member of Youth Parliament candidates

As well as representing H&F’s young people regionally, the Member of Youth Parliament will also represent local young people at an annual debate in the House of Commons.

Ealaf Al-Najar, 16, studying at Fulham Cross Girls School

“I am incredibly ambitious about the significant changes we can make so that young people have a voice within society. I want to ensure all young people get equal access to informative opportunities.”

Mahika Chandrashekar, 11, studying at St Paul’s Girls School

“I will listen to your voices, consolidate the different perspectives and put forward solutions that are sustainable. Even the smallest change can make the biggest difference and I am here to make it happen.”

Niamh Faleye, 16, living in West Kensington

“If I am elected as MYP I will listen to what you, the young people of the borough need and represent you not just on a local level but on a national level too.”

Ellaria Mengistu, 18, lives in Fulham

“I would make a great candidate because of my persistence and passion for our future. If I am elected, I would like to tackle financial literacy.” 

Efrata Meseret, 14, living in Shepherds Bush

“I would like to work on young people’s safety around the borough. This factor is something which everyone should have a right to and is vital that all young people have.”

Anushka Sharma, 13, studying at Sacred Heart

“If I am elected, I would like to work on closing the gaps between minority groups and maximise the opportunities that young people have to make their voice heard in the community.” 

Chenai Shorter, 16, studying at William Morris Sixth Form

“I want to ensure that all activities for young people in the borough are fully accessible and open to everyone and that young people are involved in the co-production of activities.”

To read more about why each candidate is standing for election and why they think they’d be great for the role, visit our Youth Council elections webpage.

Get to know our local Youth Council

The H&F Youth Council hold weekly meetings to discuss issues that affect local young people. Any young person who lives, works or studies in the borough can get involved.

Find out more about Youth Council here.

Or stay up to date with their activities on Instagram

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