Roxanne Hall elected the borough's Member of the Youth Parliament
Young people from Hammersmith & Fulham have been
Six unnamed candidates aged 13 to 17 were asked
Although deprived of modern, personality-driven
Roxanne Hall, 16, a student at Hurlingham and Chelsea School, in Fulham, who lives in Hammersmith, was elected Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) for the borough. Roxanne polled 24 per cent of the votes. Dan Wangi Ikembo, 14, a pupil at Henry Compton School, in Fulham, who also lives in Fulham, was elected deputy MYP with 23 per cent of the votes.
The UK Youth Parliament aims to give 11 to
18-year-olds a voice on issues and services at local and national level.
It is run as an independent charity and has an annual national sitting
The Hammersmith & Fulham MYPs will be supported
by the Borough Youth Forum. The forum has been set up by the youth
service to give young people a say on local services. MYPs and youth
The borough's newly-elected MYP, Roxanne Hall, said: "I can't believe I won. Thanks to everyone who voted for me." Roxanne campaigned anonymously as 'Candidate 2' on improving young people's awareness of local services, reducing the cost of clubs and activities they can join out of school hours and improving their safety on the streets.
Deputy MYP Dan Wangi Ikembo: "I am really surprised that so many people voted for me. I can't wait to get started." Dan campaigned anonymously as 'Candidate 5' on improving the way police and teachers deal with young people and extending London travel discounts to students aged over 18.
February 5, 2006