Southwark Youth Parliament Election 2021

Closed 25 Jul 2021

Opened 19 Jul 2021

Results updated 29 Jul 2021

Southwark Youth Parliament (SYP) is a group of young people, elected by young people to represent the voices of young people through their schools and neighbourhoods. SYP support the council’s engagement with young people and lead on developing exciting and empowering ways of addressing priority issues that matter most to young people in Southwark.

During Southwark Youth Parliament election week, 19 to 25 July 2021, Southwark young people between the ages of 14 and 19 stood as candidates to represent their Southwark school or community area. Two candidates from each Southwark school and two candidates from ten community areas with the most votes were successfully elected.

Southwark young people also decided Southwark’s first-ever Youth Leader and Deputy Youth Leader as well as the top three issues they want SYP members to work on during their two-year term.

Priority issues in ranking order:

  1. Black Lives Matter
  2. Knife Crime
  3. Mental Health

 Elected Youth Leader           

 Elected Deputy Youth Leader          

 Awele Benokwu

  Dreaon McDonald Simms

 

Community Area                      

Elected Representative                    

Bermondsey

Grace Agou

Oluferanmi Balogun

Borough & Bankside

Elsie McDowell

Leona Bimbashi

Camberwell

Camille Kiavue

Dreaon McDonald Simms

Dulwich

Aiken Furlong

Alfie Garvin

Elephant and Castle

Azmarea Muhamad Azlan

Manish Chauhan

Nunhead

Drago Elliott Barker

Taina Popoola

Peckham

 

Fatiat Kareem

Zoe Madu

Rotherhithe

 

Lee Palmer

Sarah Salim Omar

Southwark

 

La-Tia Marie Pinnock

Matilda Odidi

Walworth

 

Alex Gough

Konrad Szuminski

 

School

Elected Representative

Ark All Saints Academy

  Niamh Standley

  Raghad El-Sayed Kassem

Ark Globe Academy

  Di'Mario Downer

  Humayra Choudhury

Ark Walworth Academy

  Lourenco Macovschi

Bacon's College

  Aaron Suti

  Raheemah Yusuff

City of London Academy Southwark

  Mehmet Ozer

Compass School Southwark

  Mariam Ajayi

  Milly Curtis Ramsey

Harris Academy Peckham

  Haliyat Mudasir

  Kristian White

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

  Marlo Enzo

Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich

  Awele Benokwu

  Marghlara Khakwan

Notre Dame RC Girls' School

  Ashanti Stoner

Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School

  Tife Ogunlowo

St Michael's Catholic College

  De-Winton Parker

  Isabelle Monteza Kwokova

St Saviour's and St Olave's

  Angel Adegbayi Oyewole

  Mariam Durrani

St Thomas the Apostle College

  Ojei Imiavan

  Stephen Odeleye

The Charter School East Dulwich

  Cormac Wygers

The Charter School North Dulwich

  Rianne Royal

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Overview

Southwark Youth Parliament (SYP) is a group of young people, elected by young people to represent the voices of young people through their schools and neighbourhoods. SYP support the Council’s engagement with young people and work on developing exciting and empowering ways of addressing priority issues that matter most to young people in Southwark.

You can have your say by voting for the people you want to represent you and the issues you want them to work on with Southwark Council and partner organisations.

You will decide on Southwark’s first-ever Youth Leader and Deputy Youth Leader as well as two representatives from your school and two representatives from your community area to be become SYP members.

To vote, you must be a young person between the ages of 11 to 25, living or attending school in the borough of Southwark. 

What happens next

Successful candidates will be announced on 28 July 2021 at southwark.gov.uk/youthparliament

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Faith groups and organisations
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Schools

Interests

  • All Interests