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Lewisham's new Young Mayor

Bilvilyn Asamoah,13, has been announced today (Thursday 8 February 2024) as Lewisham’s next Young Mayor following a borough-wide election.

The student, who lives in the borough and attends Addey and Stanhope School, won 1,824 votes in the election which took place in schools and colleges on Wednesday (7 February). 

Paul Frimpong, 14, a student from Forest Hill School was elected as Deputy Young Mayor after receiving 1,356 votes.

Bilvilyn Asamoah and Paul Frimpong, the new Young Mayor and Deputy Young Mayor of Lewisham, pose with their certificates.  

Bilvilyn Asamoah (left), the new Young Mayor, and Paul Frimpong (right), the new Deputy Young Mayor

A total of 9,485 votes were cast for 37 candidates - a turnout of 57.46%.

Bilvilyn Asamoah, the new Young Mayor of Lewisham, said:

“I want to say thank you to everyone who supported me, I really appreciate it and I’m going to do good things. I hope to achieve a better space for young people in Lewisham and increase opportunities so we can all achieve what we want to achieve.”

The Young Mayor is elected to represent young people’s views and makes sure they are listened to by decision-makers. The Young Mayor is supported by young advisers and has their own budget that they can use to turn their ideas into reality and make the borough an even better place to live, study and grow up.

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