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About the Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament

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

Last updated:
15 October 2020
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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:

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

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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 46 young people elected every two years.

The current chair and secretarial roles are filled by:

  • Daisy Watson Rumbold (Chair)
  • Holly Thompson (Vice Chair)
  • Jack Durham (Secretary)

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

  • George Bowron
  • Farah Khan
  • Ellie Roberts

Constituencies are listed in alphabetical order with the names of the Youth Cabinet candidates who were elected in 2020.

Angmering

  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Barnham and Westergate

  • Daisy Watson-Rumbold
  • Flora Belcher

Bognor and Felpham

  • Alex Ryder
  • Archie Gatenby-Tate

Burgess Hill

  • Max Overington
  • Martha Rayner

Chichester

  • Alice Roberts
  • Edelyn Ilaria Spina

Crawley

  • Malachi Furamera
  • Caleb Walker
  • Alisha Mafaas
  • Anah Zakeer

Durrington 

  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

East Grinstead

  • Edward Godwin
  • Ruby Doyle

Haywards Heath

  • Lylian Nunoo
  • Grace Tingley

Horsham

  • Ayse Parlak
  • Faune Steward
  • Maddie Sweet
  • Sophie Light

Lancing

  • Raphaella Badua
  • Archie Piatt

Littlehampton

  • Jack Durham
  • Vacancy

Manhood

  • Jorja Lindridge
  • Rosie McFaul

Shoreham

  • Vacancy
  • Ella Burrows

Southbourne

  • Katarina Hill
  • Kieran Turnbull

Steyning and Storrington

  • Vacancy
  • Sasha Nursten

Worthing

  • Noah Allan
  • Lilah Bulosan

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

  • Harley Collins MYP
  • Hollie Jones DMYP

Crawley and East Grinstead

  • Rishi Parekh MYP
  • Iffat Rahman DMYP

East Arun, Adur and Worthing

  • Maxwell Dwyer MYP
  • Holly Thompson DMYP

Horsham and Mid Sussex

  • Erin Masterson MYP
  • Joseph Bensusan DMYP

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