Vote opens for Young Mayor election
Two days of polling begins in election of a new Young Mayor of Newham.
There are 15 candidates and anyone aged 11 to 17 that lives, works or studies in the borough is eligible to cast a vote on the paper ballot.
Discover what they want to offer by visiting www.newham.gov.uk/youngmayor/elections.
There are also online video manifestos to view with the two day election starting today.
Voting is at polling stations at schools, colleges and ConneXions centres.
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Current Young Mayor Kaycee de Belen said: “Young people here are lucky that they get to elect their own representative, and have a spokesperson of a similar age who knows what it’s really like to be a young person in Newham
“I urge anyone who’s eligible to get out and vote….your vote counts!”
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