Cllr Mete Coban MBE


Founder and CEO of My Life My Say / Councillor for Stoke Newington

As the Founder and Chief Executive of My Life My Say, Mete is best known for founding the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Better Brexit for Young People and for contributing to the increase of turnout for young people at the 2017 and 2019 UK General Elections.

The youngest ever elected Councillor in the London borough of Hackney at the age of 21, he is Hackney’s Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm. Previously, he worked on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s election campaign, leading on youth engagement.

In the New Years 2020 honours list, Mete received an MBE for services to young people recognising his efforts to make politics more accessible for the younger generation. He also received the UK Government’s National Democracy Change-Maker of the Year Award in 2018. Mete has been shortlisted for One Young World Politician of the Year 2019, which celebrates the most impressive, impactful, young politicians around the world.