Wednesday, 3 March 2010

10,000 young people can't be wrong...

A new Youth Mayor for Lambeth has been elected after 10,000 votes were cast in the Lambeth Youth elections. This is an amazing turnout of young people who are regularly dismissed as 'apathetic'. The Lib Dems sadly rejected the initiative, calling it a 'gimmick'.

The new youth mayor and member of youth parliament were announced during a colourful ceremony on Friday at the Town Hall.

This year's elections were the closest ever which meant a re-count of all votes took place a few hours before the formal announcement.

Lambeth's new youth mayor, Darren Tenkorang (pictured far right), scooped the top post with 967 votes from young people who live, work and study in the borough. Young people between 11 to 19 voted online and at polling stations in 12 Lambeth schools.

Darren, 15, won a closely-fought campaign by just 28 votes. The second highest vote saw 16-year-old Sara Zouhir (pictured second from right with the Mayor of Lambeth) from Lambeth Academy announced as deputy youth mayor for Lambeth.

Darren is a student at Bishop Thomas Grant School in Streatham and lives in Brixton.

"As Lambeth Youth Mayor I hope to destroy the stereotype the youth have. Youth of today are looked upon as rebellious teenagers who wear black hoods and roam the streets at night," he said.

"I hope to achieve my goal by uniting the community. I hope to break down the barriers between the youth and the police, and most importantly, I would like to unite secondary school students together."

It was another close call for Lambeth's next member of youth parliament (MYP). Sixteen-year-old Stephanie Harb (pictured second from left) beat fellow candidate, 14-year-old Daniel Longe (pictured left) by only 19 votes. Archbishop Tenninson's School student Daniel is Lambeth's Deputy MYP and will stand alongside Stephanie to organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision-makers on issues that matter most to young people in Lambeth.

Lambeth is one of only four London authorities, and only ten nationally, to have a directly elected youth mayor. The Lambeth Youth Mayor and their advisory panel will have an annual budget of £25,000 to help make the changes that young people want to see.

The newly elected candidates will take on their posts from April 2010.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

cbse 10th result 2017
up board result 2017
cbse result 2017
jee main result 2017
icse result 2017
SSC result 2017
neet result 2017
neet result 2017

seo wale said...

All Type of Problems Solve By Molvi Ji . Throght by Powerful Wazifa Vashikaran Black Magic Kala Jadu Dua’s Or Spells.
Shohar Ka Wazifa

Vashikaran Expert

Want Stop Boyfriend Marriage



Vashikaran For Love

Get My True Love Back

Girl Vashikaran Mantra

Powerful Voodoo Spell

Change Lover Mind Spell

Love Problems Solutions Get Your Love Back Inter Caste Marriage Problems Husband Wife Problem Solutions Lost Love Spells Kamdev Mantra For Love Divorce Problem Solution Hypnotism Specialist Astrologer Black Maigc Specialist Kala Jadu Specialist Wazifa For Love Wazifa For Marriage Wazifa For Job Wazifa to stop illegal relationship Real Love Spells Shohar ki mohabbat Noori ilm Genuine Love Spells

Suresh nadh said...

Thanks for sharing nice information with us. i like your post and all you share with us is uptodate and quite informative, i would like to bookmark the page so i can come here again to read you, as you have done a wonderful job.
UP Board Result
UP Board 10th Result 2017
UP High School Result 2017
NEET Result 2017
NEET UG Exam Result Date
NEET 2017 Result

千禧 Xu said...

jordan shoes
skechers shoes
bears jerseys
christian louboutin outlet
ecco shoes outlet
mont blanc pens
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet
nike huarache
oakley vault

千禧 Xu said...

ugg boots
oakland raiders jerseys
instyler max 2
mont blanc pens
christian louboutin
coach outlet
miami dolphins jerseys
armani outlet
montblanc pens
michael kors handbags