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About the Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament

Find out how the groups represent you and how to get involved.

1 Introduction

The Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) members are young people aged 11 to 18, elected to represent the views of young people in West Sussex.

UKYP members also represent views nationally, attending an annual debate in the House of Commons in London.

Members attend events informing them about important social and political issues. They gather the views of other young people using online surveys, and campaign for changes by producing films, blogs and other media.

Recent projects and campaigns that the groups have worked on include:

  • racial equality
  • health and wellbeing
  • the environment
  • youth safety.

You can find out more about the latest projects and news on their blog.

2 Minutes

The groups meet monthly. Read the minutes of our recent meetings:

3 How to get involved

Getting involved with the Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and make a difference for other young people in West Sussex.

To contact us or to get involved complete our online form.

"Being in the Youth Cabinet has given me opportunities I could only dream of having. I feel like I have power in my county through being able to make a difference."

"Being part of the West Sussex Youth Cabinet has increased my confidence and ability to work well together. I enjoy every meeting and hope to continue it next year."

"What I love about being in the Youth Cabinet is that my voice is heard and that I've got to meet so many different people. The cabinet is composed of various people from various areas and it is amazing how similar the areas are to each other, and their issues. I love the campaigning we do, many of which I want to tackle."

4 Youth Cabinet elections and members

The Youth Cabinet was formed in 2000 and is a group of 51 young people elected every two years.

The current chair and secretarial roles are filled by:

  • Iffat Rahman (Chair)
  • Martha Raynar (Vice Chair)
  • Ruby Ramsay (Secretary)

Youth mentors, usually former cabinet members, assist the cabinet by providing practical support and advice. The current mentors are:

  • George Bowron
  • Harley Collins
  • Daisy Watson-Rumbold

Constituencies are listed in alphabetical order with the names of the Youth Cabinet candidates who were elected in March 2022 and are in office until 2024.


  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancies, please email

Barnham and Westergate

  • Anna Irvine-Capel
  • Vivaan Dixit


  • Bryan Chapman
  • Sophia Garman

Bognor and Felpham

  • Oliver Daw-Hunt
  • Macey Markwell

Burgess Hill

  • Amber Doughton
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email


  • Max Budgen
  • Eva Buckler


  • Chanel Quarry
  • Liubov Manzarkhanova
  • Stacey Manso
  • Luke Turvill
  • Alisha Maafas


  • Trinity Mccaffrey
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email

East Grinstead

  • Ruby Doyle
  • Janeria Quansah


  • Martha Rayner
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email

Haywards Heath

  • Caleb Walker
  • Madison Andrews


  • Ruby Ramsay
  • Elizabeth Spraggs
  • Adrija Zaman
  • Betris McCord


  • Evelyn Kimber
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email


  • Lucy Oliver
  • Ella Thornburg


  • Alex Ryder
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email


  • Olivia Burke
  • Katie Oakley


  • Jorja Lindridge
  • Alex Barker

Steyning and Storrington

  • Ayah Miah
  • Aya Hamami


  • Fraser Squires
  • Noah Gallagher
  • Maxwell Dwyer
  • Flora Burleigh

5 UK Youth Parliament elections and members

The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elects 364 young people from across the UK. You can find out more on the national UKYP website.

West Sussex has eight elected members. Elections take place annually and the following Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) and Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYP) are currently in place:

Chichester and West Arun

  • Edelyn Spina MYP
  • Vacant - DMYP

Crawley and East Grinstead

  • Stacey Manso MYP
  • Alisha Mafaas DMYP

East Arun, Adur and Worthing

  • Maxwell Dwyer MYP
  • Flora Burleigh DMYP

Horsham and Mid Sussex

  • Adrija Zaman MYP
  • Beitris McCord DMYP

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Last updated:
16 May 2023
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