31 May 2019
Magid Magid, just elected as the first Green MEP for the Yorkshire and Humber region, who recently completed his term as the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, has been shortlisted for the One Young World Politician of the Year award.
Magid said: "I'm delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. I don't know who nominated me for it, but I thank them for it.
"It is great to be in such an amazing line-up of brilliant people from all around the world.
“Young people are often side-lined by our political system but this year we have seen young people take the lead on tackling the biggest issue of our generation – the climate crisis.
“Europe’s green parties have made major gains across the our continent in last week’s EU elections in a massive “Green wave” which has partly been driven by the surge in our support from under 30s.
“It’s time our political leaders take note of what we as young people want from the political system and time for politics to work for us.”