ELECTIONS are to take place this autumn to appoint North East Lincolnshire Council’s first-ever Young Mayor.
The appointment will be made following a vote on November 3. The new Young Mayor will take office for a trial period of six weeks, from November 17 until the New Year, to allow the council to assess the scheme. Should it prove successful, future elections for a Young Mayor could become the norm in North East Lincolnshire.
Becky Smith, the North East Lincolnshire representative on the national Youth Parliament, said: “This is an absolutely brilliant opportunity for young people in our area. It is going to involve them in the community more than ever before, and this new post will allow the council to take a key step into including young people in the administration and decision-making of local community services.”
Youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18 who live or attend school or college in North East Linconlshire will be eligible to nominate candidates, stand for election and vote.
Nomination packs are available from Paul Windley on (01472) 324121 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the return of nominations is October 21.
Ballot cards will be distributed to eligible voters via schools and colleges.