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Your Youth Councillors

Islington Youth Councillors 2020-22 are:

Catherine Browne

Catherine Browne

'I believe if we all work together we can stop knife crime'

Manifesto: I am campaigning to stop knife crime in Islington. I want young people to be safe where ever they are and not worry about knife crime. I promise that if I am elected as youth councillor, I will try my hardest to make a change and reduce knife crime in our borough. I will work with schools, so that young people get educated about knife crime.

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Emmanuel Appiah- Kubi

Emmanuel Appiah- Kubi

'Knife crime is robbing young people futures and it needs to be put to an end!'

Manifesto: A significant number of young people are experiencing knife related crimes, it is an unsafe environment and I want to be a driving force for this to stop. I will listen to your views and challenge councillors on what they are doing to prevent further deterioration around violent crimes.

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Honey Baker

Honey Baker

'You can only impact your future with your present, so why wait for later if I can do it for you now? Because if I win, you win.'

Manifesto: I am passionate about creating more job opportunities relating to sport for young people in Islington. I want all young people to have the chance for their potential to be recognised. I will always listen and persistently work to make Islington a better place for all young people.

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Husen Omar Abdulahi

Husen Omar Abdulahi

'Vote for me because I believe in staying green, staying eco-friendly and being proud of living in Islington and London.'

Manifesto: I want to address homelessness and push for more homes to be created so that all people are safe and treated equally. I want to campaign for global warming awareness because it is a massive problem that affects everyone. I also want to look at the lack of opportunities for young people, more youth centres and workshops aimed at keeping young people safe will reduce knife crime.

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Jessica Chukwu

Jessica Chukwu

'Mirror Mirror on the wall, low self-esteem and unhealthy body issues are ringing in Islington and I am the answer to that call!'

Manifesto: My campaign is all about the importance of having a healthy body image and improving the self-esteem of many young females and males in Islington. I understand that having a negative body image can lead to low self esteem and be a barrier to many opportunites. Having a positive body image can help you believe in yourself and accept who you are. I am keen to create talk shows, workshops and much more in safe spaces where young people can express themselves.

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Juwaerat Ayanda (Keji)

Juwaerat Ayanda, also known as Keji

'Poverty is not a curse; it’s just a condition.'

'I am campaigning about child poverty in Islington. This is an important issue and I want to reduce high levels of child poverty amongst my peers. I would like to be youth councillor because I have a passion for service to humanity. I believe the position will give me the opportunity to reach out to young people and make their views heard. I am keen to empower young people so they can give ideas on how to tackle important issues such as homelessness.

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Kacper Strek

Kacper Strek

'Friends can be like a second family, so it is essential that young people have a safe environment to socialise in.'

Manifesto: To get to the point I will be promoting youth centres and social environments for young people. I will not make empty promises but I will make it clear what my message is and what my solution is. It is the community of Islington’s duty to prevent youth crime by providing options for young people.

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Mariam Lawani

Mariam Lawani

'Health=Wealth'

Manifesto: Mental health is an important issue is society however many of us are still in the dark about what it takes to recover from mental health. Poor mental health creates an endless cycle of low confidence and low self-esteem, this can draw young people into anti-social behaviour and making bad choices. I want to act as the voice of the youth and make a change. I want young people’s voices to be heard so we can bring changes in our community. I will inform young people about the progress we are making on this issue.

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Melissa Williamson

Melissa Williamson


'Working for young people’s future.'

Manifesto: My campaign is to promote young people’s health and wellbeing particularly their mental health. Young people are the future and their wellbeing is important for their life journey. I want to promote creative sessions for young people including mindfulness and meditation at the beginning of each day. I also believe sports centres should be free to improve health and social interactions. I am an honest, passionate and genuine person.

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Miriam Etuk

Miriam Etuk

'A vote for me is a vote for you, what you want I will get.'

Manifesto: I will be campaigning to reduce gang related crime and increase prevention of young people being involved in crime. As an outspoken individual I will be perfect for the Youth Council as I will listen to others and help Islington become violence free. I want to create a community where everyone is listened to and cared for.

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Muskan Khan

Muskan Khan

'It’s not wet, it’s mental health.'

Manifesto: I will be campaigning about mental health issues and youth depression. I want this to be a topic that everyone is aware of and is talking about. I am a hard worker and will put 100% into the role, always taking other people’s ideas into consideration.

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Rosie Kurnaz

Rosie Kurnaz

'We need someone who can create a more accepting and loving future for everyone, that someone is me.'

Manifesto: My campaign is about body positivity and bullying. Many young people have low self-confidence because of how they see themselves. Bullying can also affect a young person’s self-esteem. Young people should vote for me as I am keen to create a safe and secure place where young people can talk and get help with their problems.

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Salman Ayadi

Salman Ayadi

'Those who want change should vote for change. Vote for me and together we can rid the streets of senseless violence.'

Manifesto: Youth violence is one of the most pressing issues for young people today, it can affect young people’s mental health. I feel I have the skills necessary to make a positive change in Islington and to serve those who have entrusted me with the role of youth councillor. I will go to YOth Clubs and listen to young people who feel that they have been abandoned by the older generation.

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Simge Yilmaz

Simge Yilmaz

'You don’t have to feel powerless anymore - you have a voice!'

Manifestio: I will be campaigning for awareness around knife crime and gang violence. Most members of the youth in Islington do not feel safe in their own area and I want to bring an end to this. It is a matter of injustice, fear and death and I will ensure the police forces recognise this issue and make a change.

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