Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Lambeth Youth Mayor & UK Youth Parliament Representative elections 2009

When Labour took up office in May 2006 one of our main manifesto pledges was to give Lambeth’s children and young people a voice by holding the borough’s first ever Youth Mayor elections. This was the first time that a Youth Mayor was elected in Lambeth.

The campaign is aimed at young people aged between 11-21 living, working or studying in Lambeth and the second election will be held on Thursday 26 February 2009.

Lambeth's Youth Mayor and UK Youth Parliament programmes are central elements of the boroughs youth participation agenda and an important way of providing Lambeth's young people with an effective sense of involvement with council services. It will also enable young people to share their views on priorities for change within the borough.

A record number 34 young people stood for the election last year and the winner was 15 year old Satya Panigrahi, who topped the poll with over 700 votes.

There are 15 candidates standing for election this year and you can read about their priorities and ideas at Youth Mayor 4 Lambeth

Voting will take place across Lambeth Schools, online and at selected Youth Centres on Thursday 26 February 2009 - if you are between the ages of 11 -21, make your voice heard and be sure to vote.

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