New Young Mayor of Newham elected
- Credit: Newham London
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.
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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.
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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.