Meet the youngest candidate standing at the general election

Meet the youngest candidate standing in the 2024 general election.

At 18, Pedro Da Conceicao - who is running as an independent candidate in west London - is ready to make a difference.

"There is something in this country's politics that simply isn't working," he tells The Independent.

"The average age of MPs in this country is 51-years-old, which simply is not representative of the country's demographic."

While he is aiming to make a splash in national politics, Pedro also wants to make an impact in Ealing Southall, the constituency he is challenging for.

"In the past few years we've seen a massive change. Ealing used to be a close, really lovely community. In the past four years, there has been a drastic change."