Leeds Children's Mayor
Voting is now open!
If you're under 19 years old and live in Leeds you can cast your vote to elect the next Children's Mayor of Leeds.
Simply read through the ten entries below and think about which three candidates you would vote for, then follow the steps below:
1) So, you've read about each candidate and you've decided which three you will vote for.
2) Now, use the form below to cast your vote. If you have problems viewing the form click here
3) That's it - you've voted in the election!
Please encourage your friends to vote too!
All votes must be cast before 5pm on 4th November 2014.
Find out more about Leeds Children's Mayor below.
What is the Leeds Children's Mayor programme?
Every year, year six pupils in primary schools are invited to enter the Leeds Children’s Mayor programme. Pupils 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 entries, the ten finalists are chosen by a panel of children and young people. Children and young people in the city are then asked to vote for who they would like to elect as their next Children's Mayor - and the winner is announced by the Lord Mayor in an event every November.
The first major duty of the new Children's Mayor is to help switch on the Leeds Christmas Lights. In January they are invited to attend a full council meeting to read their manifesto out to all 99 city councillors. This is called a 'deputation'
After the 'deputation' the idea is passed to the City Council's 'executive board' who then write a report containing ideas on how to support the winning idea.
For more information about the project and how to get involved please email email@example.com