Leeds Children's Mayor

Vote for your next Children's Mayor of Leeds!

Now in its tenth year, Leeds Children's Mayor is a great way to get children interested in local democracy, voting and making a difference in their community. Every autumn term, thousands of children and young people in the city vote for their new Children's Mayor of Leeds

In 2013 we received over 6000 votes and Charlotte from Rufford Park Primary school was elected as the 2013-14 Children's Mayor of Leeds  based on her fantastic manifesto about improving cycling in Leeds which you can read using the links below.

Information on how schools can participate in the 2014 elections will be sent out before the end of the summer term. You can pre-register an interest by emailing vic@leeds.gov.uk


What is the Leeds Children's Mayor programme?

Every year, Year 6 pupils in primary schools are invited to enter the Leeds Children’s Mayor programme. They must write a short manifesto saying how they would improve Leeds if they were the Children’s Mayor. The manifesto must be based on one of the 12 Wishes for a more child friendly Leeds.

From all the schools who enter, the best ten entries are then chosen by a panel of councillors and city councillors. Everyone in the city is then asked to vote for their THREE favourite entries.

All of the ten finalists are invited to Leeds Civic Hall on where the person with the most votes is announced as the winner. The Lord Mayor then makes them the new Children's Mayor of Leeds.
For more information about the project and how to get involved please email

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