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Happy returns for future MP?

11 August, 2017 — By The Xtra Diary

Hamza’s birthday card shows him hanging out at Downing Street and mingling with politicians 

WESTMINSTER’S former youth MP Hamza Taouzzale turned 18 this week and his birthday cards, far from typical, showed evidence of a young politician on the rise.

While many teenagers may spend their time playing video games and just hanging out, Hamza’s card that he proudly posted on Twitter was filled with pics of him achieving political goals.

Elected at the age of 16 as the council’s youth representative, the Church Street resident soon discovered he would not be joining the other politically-minded youngsters in the House of Commons as Westminster was not a part of the youth parliament.

But Hamza (pictured) didn’t give up, he made his case and fought for his place and, sure enough, the council listened and signed up to the scheme after all.

When his reign as youth MP came to an end, Hamza took the next step and is now a candidate to become a Labour councillor in Queen’s Park.

He told Diary: “My plan for the future is to become a councillor and hopefully, somewhere down the line, to become an MP as well.

“I really want to be remembered and to prove that just because I was born in a poor area, doesn’t mean I can’t become someone great.”

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