Leeds Children's Mayor

Vote for your next Children's Mayor of Leeds!

Last year, thousands of people voted and Oliver from Bardsey Primary school was elected as the 2012 Children's Mayor of Leeds.

This year we received 28 fantastic entries from primary schools all around Leeds.

A panel of youth councillors, members of youth parliament, child friendly Leeds junior advisors, city councillors and our current children's mayor had a long meeting to shortlist the entries down to a final 10.

This years finalists - who will you vote for?


How to vote:

Voting is easy! 

1) Put aside some time to read through all 10 entries 
2) As you are reading them, think about which three you will vote for, and why? Please remember, you need to vote for THREE different candidates or your vote will not be counted.
3) Use the area below to cast your vote. If you have problems seeing it  on your web browser,
click here 

If you are still unable to vote, you can email your vote to: leedschildrensmayor@leeds.gov.uk
 making sure that you clearly state your three choices.

All votes must be cast by 5pm on Monday 4th November 2013 

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 8th November where the person with the most votes is announced. 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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