Meet your Youth Councillors

Meet your Youth Councillors

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Jammal Akinuwnmi-Othman

"I am committed to everyone growing together and constantly getting better"

Jammal Othman

Manifesto: Young people should vote for me because I'm young enough to relate to their viewpoints and listen attentively to their concerns while being mature enough to eloquently convey these issues to adults whilst actively working towards a solution. I genuinely believe we, as young adults and children, are the future of society, so I'm passionate about helping us to thrive holistically so we can develop into the leaders we were destined to be.

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Ameera Abdi

"Ways to nurture your mind and soul, ways of which you were never told"

Ameera Abdi

Manifesto: I am in year 9 and without all of the exams I will be able to go to more events and help our community actively. I am also a woman with a plan!

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Bella Adams

"Poverty is not being without money but being without hope"

Bella Adams

Manifesto: I think that young people should vote for me as I want to make a difference and reduce the amount of agony and distress that is going on in young peoples lives due to poverty. No one should have to feel like that and go through that. Stress has a major impact on the young generation. As a Youth Councillor, I will try to put an end to the suffering some people have to go through.

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Areeb Ahmed

"Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Because I know I am!"

Areeb Ahmed

Manifesto: There is a significant link between hours of sleep, rest, mental wellbeing, and coursework/grades. I will tackle common problems that many young people face today such as poor sleep and get to the root of the problem. Many students get to school having only had a few hours of sleep and so may not be able to study to their full potential. I hope to create a better balance between schoolwork and time young people can relax and to improve their health and wellbeing. 

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Tyra Bannerman-Hull

"Tyra, I’ll be the change that you need!"

Tyra Bannerman Hull

Manifesto: I am campaigning to improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing by encouraging young people to access the art and culture available in Islington. I will be an excellent advocate for young people. Arts and culture can help young people with mental health and wellbeing. I will campaign for young people to participate in arts and culture to help with better mental health and wellbeing.

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Ruby Clapham

"A school can only succeed if it as educational as it is fun"

Ruby Clapham

Manifesto: I am good at talking about what needs to change and listening to others. I have been to school council meetings and they have been good. I have lots of good ideas.

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Maryam Conteh

"I pledge to eradicate the costs of school trips during the recession ensuring that every child in Islington will have greater access to educational opportunities. Equality = Accessibility"

Maryam Conteh

Manifesto: The media is reporting the average family is going to be significantly worse off this year. This is because of the current crisis of rising energy bills, interest rates, food prices, transport costs and much much more. This inflation will impact on everyone but families on lower incomes will suffer most. I am asking you to vote for me to ensure that no child in Islington is excluded from opportunities that would allow for academic achievement. 

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Liberty Davies-Neill

"Human rights! Animal rights! World rights!"

Liberty Davies-Neill

Manifesto: Every living thing in this world has emotions, feelings and the right to exist in harmony. In my campaign I will give a voice to my fellow humans, communities and creatures great and small!

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Billy Diggin

"Poor mental health in youth is like a pandemic, voting for me is like voting for the cure."

Billy Diggin

Manifesto: Young people should vote for me because I want to help them and have a lot of time on my hands. They should also vote for me because I myself have experience of things like body image, anxiety and I believe I can help you through it.

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Ayokunnu Fawole

"More opportunities to improve our mental and physical health!"

Ayokunnu Fawole

Manifesto: Vote for me as I believe we should have more opportunities which improve our mental and physical health. I will campaign for more summer camps as they provide opportunities for young people to be active and can reduce issues such as obesity. Good mental and physical health can reduce reliance on junk food and anorexia.

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Myah-Honey Meloche-Ballinger

"Safety first, last, and always"

Myah Honey Meloche Ballinger

Manifesto: I will be campaigning about youth safety as it is an important issue which needs to be addressed. I have experienced many issues first hand and will work to make Islington a safer place for young people. By voting for me, I will work to improve our community so everyone feels they have a safe and happy environment.

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Eva-Marie Pornaris

"Health is wealth"

Eva-Marie Pornaris

Manifesto: My campaign is to improve access for young people to health care services. This is a basic human right and young people should be able to receive health services as and when they need to. I will try to improve this for young people in Islington. So, vote for me as I am passionate about campaigning for a positive change. 

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Amari Prempeh

"Vote for the change our community needs"

Amari Prempeh

Manifesto: Young people should vote for me as I will prioritise them above all else. I will prioritise the benefits of young people and will listen to the young people of our community, whilst doing my best to provide them with what they require, which others may overlook. I feel responsibility for our community and will not do anything to jeopardise or endanger it.

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Summer Smith

"Your body is your home and your wellbeing is how you live in it!"

Summer Smith

Manifesto: My campaign is about body image and wellbeing. I want to ensure all the young people in Islington feel safe and when I am elected, I will work to make a change to improve our society for young people. Vote for me as I am very passionate about young people’s development. I am hard working and will work to improve our lives.

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If you want more information about Youth Councillors and the Youth Council, please feel free to get in touch. 

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