New Young Mayor of Newham elected
PUBLISHED: 07:47 17 November 2016 | UPDATED: 08:49 17 November 2016
Schoolgirl Khadija Sethi from Langdon Academy, East Ham, has been elected as the 10th Young Mayor of Newham.
The 15-year-old won with 1,901 votes from a total valid number of 13,787 votes.
Newham Council said the turn out was 76 percent, a 3pc increase from last year.
It tweeted: “Congratulations to Khadija Sethi elected as the new Young Mayor of #Newham @ym_newham #YouthVoice.”
Former Young Mayor Alex Jarrett and Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, congratulated Khadija at last night’s result.
The original election count had to be cancelled last month after schools were sent ballot papers with mistakes on.
The deputy will now be elected by the youth council.
The Young Mayor scheme is now in its 10th year. Last year’s election saw 13,687 students aged 11 to 18 cast their vote – 73pc of all those eligible to do so.
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