A teenage politician has urged committee members ‘not to block local democracy’ as a decision to give High Wycombe its town council is due to be announced this week.

Hussain Shahid, who is the youth officer for Wycombe Labour, hopes the outcome of Thursday’s meeting will be met with positive result which could see the south Buckinghamshire town have its town council for several decades.

If rejected, then campaigners will have to once again start from scratch.

The 17-year-old, who was seen dropping leaflets in Wycombe earlier this year, also hopes to tackle boy racers and anti-social behaviour in the area.

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The Booker resident and Bourne End Academy pupil told the Free Press: “I have always been a strong supporter of Wycombe having local representation.

“I also dismiss the illusion that if a town council was to be brought it would include old councillors.

“I know three to four young candidates who are keen and aspiring councillors who want to put themselves forward to better their communities.

“A strong local council will advocate local charities and tackle local issues with a better effect.

“That's why I encourage committee members not to block local democracy.

“Youth engagement will only be put in place when there are more chances for young people to make a difference such as a town council and youth council.”

Opting to choose Labour over the Conservatives due to the ‘the scandals coming out about Boris Johnson and Partygate’, the teenager aims to be on the potential council and even aspires to be the town’s MP.

The next general election is due to take place before January 2025.

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Speaking to the Free Press back in May, he said: “I think High Wycombe deserves its own council similar to places like Chesham, Amersham and Aylesbury.

“Wycombe deserves its own, independent voice.

“Many constituents feel Buckinghamshire Council doesn’t understand Wycombe’s problems and concerns.

“Whether it’s in a year or two, it has to happen.”

The decision will be made on August 24.