Sixth Former Elected as local UK Youth Parliament MP
Sixth Former Sami Kardos-Nyheim, has been elected into the highest position of youth representation in the City of London. Last month, the young people of the City of London voted, as part of over 500,000 across the country, for their local UK Youth Parliament MPs. Sami was elected to the position of Member of Parliament for the City of London in this election, on top of leading the Young Lord Mayoralty in Guildhall. This means that a City pupil now holds both of the highest positions of youth representation in the City of London. This also means he will be able to represent and speak for the boys of CLS and the rest of the young people in the City at a national level.
As part of this, he will be speaking in the House of Commons in November at a session broadcast live by the BBC and early next year will be received by the Prime Minister at Downing Street. He has already had a number of conferences lined up in which to represent the needs, interests and aspirations of the young people of the City.
Sami has commented on what he has achieved so far in this new role: “In order to involve young people more in the decision-making process, in my position in the Young Lord Mayoralty at Guildhall, I've managed to create a Youth Select Committee which advises the Corporation on youth issues, coordinates youth events and represents of the City's young people at government-level meetings. Any interested boys at City are invited to join and become part of this process. I have already begun trying to raise issues which have come to my attention, and have attracted the interest of the Mayor of London and the House of Lords in proposing amendments to legislation which allows for minimal affordable housing to be built in new developments, an issue I raised in a 168-page report I am hoping to publish. (The Evening Standard even featured Sami in an article which you can read here). All in all, through these positions, I'm trying to bring about the conditions whereby young people from across London are actually heard in the decision-making process. It is all too often that their interests and needs are cast aside, primarily because they do not form part of the electorate. My mission is to help change this, and this is why I've been involving as many young people as I can in these bodies and structures.”
Well done Sami, we can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes you.
Sami will be speaking in the House of Commons and early next year will be received by the Prime Minister at Downing Street.