Two Windsor councillors have been shortlisted for a national award.

Cllrs Natasha Airey and Hashim Bhatti are among the final five nominees for the LGiU (Local Government Information Unit) Young Councillor of the Year award, recognising the achievements of councillors elected before they were 30.

Cllr Airey was elected at 21 and is now the Royal Borough's cabinet member for children's services.

She said: "I have been interested in local government since I was a teenager when I was the Windsor representative to the UK Youth Parliament.

“I have some fantastic, dedicated colleagues on the council of all ages and hope to see many more young people from all backgrounds becoming involved as local councillors.”

She represents Park ward.

Cllr Bhatti was elected in May, 2015 as a councillor for Clewer North - the first British Pakistani to get selected by the party in Windsor and one of the youngest to win a seat.

He was previously a parliamentary researcher and has worked at several City law firms specialising in private equity.

Cllr Bhatti founded London’s first Interfaith Summit in 2015.

He has spoken on the impact of Brexit on faith communities, made addresses at the Buddhist Vihara temple on interfaith relations, mentored university students, organised an Eid function in Parliament and was selected by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to help build a coalition building manual in Austria.

The winners of the award will be announced on November 7.