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The young mayor provides a focus and a channel for young people’s views to be heard by decision-makers.
The young mayor gets support from young advisers and the young citizens' panel. They have access to the full range of young people’s forums, networks and school councils.
We have the longest established young mayor programme in the country (it was started in 2004 by Sir Steve Bullock, former Mayor of Lewisham). It is influential in encouraging other councils to provide this opportunity for young people.
The young mayor serves a one-year term and:
Every year we hold a democratic election through schools and colleges to choose the young mayor.