Leeds Children's Mayor

*Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 22nd September*

  • ​100+ Year 5 children wrote manifestos 
  • 49 schools entered a candidate
  • 12 finalists chosen by a panel of children and young people
  • Now YOU can vote for the 2017/18 Children's Mayor of Leeds
The 12 finalists:

Maisy Micklethwaite - Adel Primary School


Evie Greenhough - Calverley Parkside Primary School


Elissa Lyon - Cookridge Holy Trinity CofE Primary School


Isla Bentley - Gildersome Primary School


Attia Hayee - Hillcrest Academy


Arran Carter - Kerr Mackie Primary School


Abhinav Kandimalla - Morley Victoria Primary School


Weronika Stasiak - Queensway Primary School


Celeste Abbott-Brown - Rosebank Primary School


Aadi Attari - The Grammar School at Leeds


How to vote:

1)Read through the manifestos above and choose your favourite two  


2)Use the 'Vote Now' button below to cast your two votes. Your first choice vote is worth 2 points and your second choice vote is worth 1 point


The finalist who has the most points when voting closes on 15th September will be elected as the new Children's Mayor of Leeds


Come back here from 28th September to find out who got elected or follow @LSChildrenMayor on Twitter to keep up to date​


Alternatively, you can enter the voting area here​ 
The election rules:

1) You must be aged 18 years old or younger and live in Leeds to vote


2) You can only cast your votes once


3) You must have a valid email address to vote. If you don't you can use your parents or carers or alternatively visit one of our citywide polling stations this summer.


About the project:


Now enetering its 13th year, Leeds Childrens Mayor is an annual citizenship project for schools that engages children in the process of democracy and promotes a better understanding of rights and responsibilities.


Primary schools could enter one candidate from year 5, who will be in year 6 when they become the Leeds Children’s Mayor. 

Grace - our current Children's Mayor of Leeds

On Tuesday 8th November 2016,Grace Branford from Drighlington Primary School was announced as the 12th Children's Mayor of Leeds. Grace's winning manifesto is called "Be a good citizen - love thy neighbour" and is all about schools giving back to their communities.  In 2017, Grace's idea was realised with 'Kind Minds Mission​and thanks to her passion for making a difference, 19 primary school took part.

If you have any further questions about the programme please do not hesitate to email: leedschildrensmayor@leeds.gov.uk or call 07712 214392​.​​​​​