The new National Express Youth Panel is made up of 10 young people, aged 16 years to 25 years. The panel is launching in reponse to the  recomendations published in June 2012 by our Youth Select Committee on public Transport and Young People The panel will meet for the first time on Monday 30th March. 


Panel members

Aswad Choudhry- 25yrs old from Glasgow, who is a regular traveller, always using public transport.

Calum Hardy- 17yrs old from Norwich. He volunteers for a local preserved railway and St John Ambulance, as well as having lots of experience of travelling by public transport both locally and nationally.

Emma Cope- 22yrs old from Winscombe, North Somerset, who has studies a module on Transport Geographies as part of her Human Geography Degree and who wants a career in transport planning.

Kashmire Hawker- 17yrs old from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, who is an active member of many other groups, including the Grow Wild Youth Panel and Changing Our Lives.

Keelan Fadden-Hopper- 19yrs old from Solihull and is a member of Centro Youth Panel and states that he has an extensive experience of public transport!

Matthew Percy- 21yrs old from Ipswich, who was involved in the UKYP's transport campaign and at the launch of the National Express Youth Promise. He currently serves as a Youth Patron of Ambitious about Autism as well as many more groups and organisations.

Page Nyame-Satterthwaite- 19yrs old from Henleaze, Bristol and is currently studying at University in Cambridge. She is committed to improving everyone's experiences of transport, both the providers and users of all age groups!

Sam Richardson- 21yrs old from Lancaster. He has been involved in the Blackpool Wave Card and attended the meeting to publish the Youth Select Committee report on young people and travel.

Stefan Price- 16yrs old from Liverpool. He is currently working on transport issues for young people in Merseyside and has given a clear outline of his ideas to address the National Express Youth Promise.

Tamanna Miah- 21yrs old from Sevenoaks. She is a committed campaigner and works with Sevenoaks Rail Travellers Association, been involved in the Kent Freedom Pass and was part of the National Express initial youth working group.

Our next meetings 

  • Monday 30th March - Birmingham
  • Thursday 23rd July - London
  • Monday 26th October - Birmingham


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More information

For more information, please contact:
Sally Palmer, Youth Democracy Co-ordinator at the British Youth Council on 07809 507359 or email .

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