Youth Council

Youth elections 2016

There are around 12,000 young people aged 11 to 18 in Westminster. How often do you feel their voices are heard when deciding on services for young people?


The Youth Election votes have now been counted.

The new Youth MP 2016 is Hamza Taouzzale.

The new Deputy Youth MP 2016 is Nishat Uddin.

Please see below for a table of results.

Candidate Number of votes
Hamza Taouzzale 2702
Nishat Uddin 1508
Jasmin Khatun 1341
Salma Sajil 606

Keep up-to-date with election news by following @CityWestminster on Twitter and join the conversation using #ThisIsOurYouth.

Candidates manifestos

Find out more about what the new Youth MP and Deputy Youth MP aim to achieve ove the coming year, read their manifestos below:

Youth Council

You don't have to be Youth MP to make a difference. Contact John Nolan on or 020 7641 4030 if you want to join the Westminster Youth Council to have your say on local issues affecting young people. Meet decision makers and help young people get their voices heard.

The Youth Council is open to anyone aged 11 to 19 who lives in Westminster. 

The Youth Council meets every Monday evening at Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP. 

Here are some thoughts from our new Youth MP and Deputy MP for 2016.

Youth MP Hamza Taouzzale:


My first steps would be to improve our facilities such as parks, youth centres, libraries and most importantly I will make sure that we will feel safe as a community so we can have fun with no fear. I would target specific areas that we all deem to need improving. This will be done through improving our relationships with the the local council. I will make sure that there are regular meetings with authoritative figures in the area at least every term. These will be face to face meetings with members of the council and ourselves (the young people of Westminster’. Dialogue is the way forward and our views will be heard.


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Deputy Youth MP: Nishat Uddin:


“I have two major areas which I aim to focus on regarding our rights and responsibilities as the youth of Westminster: our mental health and our access to education to make informed opinions on the state of our nation and in fact the world.
Last updated 09 September 2016