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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.

This year's Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament manifesto will be decided in Summer 2024 and will last until 2026.

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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 elected by young people across West Sussex every two years.

The current chair and secretarial roles are filled by:

  • Reema Ahamed (Chair)
  • Afra Ahmad (Vice Chair)
  • Maya Mutero (Secretary)

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

  • Iffat Rahman (Chair of West Sussex Youth Cabinet 2022-2024)

Constituencies are listed in alphabetical order with the names of the Youth Cabinet candidates who were elected in March 2024 and are in office until 2026.

Angmering

  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancies, please email voice@westsussex.gov.uk.

Barnham and Westergate

  • Vivaan Dixit
  • Vacancy

Billingshurst

  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Bognor and Felpham

  • Abigail Tipper
  • Katie Barnes

Burgess Hill

  • Charis Omuemu
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email voice@westsussex.gov.uk.

Chichester

  • Ash Scott
  • Matthew Garlick

Crawley

  • Aaiesha Faizal
  • Afra Ahmad
  • Ashfa Saval
  • Lacie Shaw
  • Mohammed Pathan

DurringtonĀ 

  • Georgina Bryan
  • Nina Wilson

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email voice@westsussex.gov.uk.

East Grinstead

  • Harmony Stephens
  • Janeria Quansah

Hassocks

  • Madi Andrews
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email voice@westsussex.gov.uk.

Haywards Heath

  • Maya Mutero
  • Reema Ahamed

Horsham

  • Alexia Mathieu
  • Amberley Hart
  • Khushi Katira
  • Lola Hathaway

Lancing

  • Ella Brooks
  • Cammie Morris

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email voice@westsussex.gov.uk.

Littlehampton

  • Grace Townsend
  • Josie Lovett

Manhood

  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in the vacancy, please email voice@westsussex.gov.uk.

Shoreham

  • Katie Oakley
  • Vacancy

Southbourne

  • Jorja Lindridge
  • Vacancy

Steyning and Storrington

  • Gracie Augustus
  • Martha Deery

Worthing

  • Ayah Miah
  • Frazer Squires
  • Mya Mackrell
  • Stella Dickens

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 for 2024 to 2026:

Chichester and West Arun

  • Vivaan Dixit MYP
  • Abi Tipper DMYP

Crawley and East Grinstead

  • Afra Ahmad MYP
  • Lacie Shaw DMYP

East Arun, Adur and Worthing

  • Stella Dickens MYP
  • Mya Mackrell DMYP

Horsham and Mid Sussex

  • Grace Dobson MYP
  • Khushi Katira DMYP

For more information on our UK youth parliament members, email: angela.blackwell@westsussex.gov.uk.

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Last updated:
9 April 2024
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