12 January 2012

Young people: could you be Lambeth's next youth mayor?

Applications are now open for the post of Lambeth Youth Mayor, deputy youth mayor, or youth parliament member. Put yourself forward for one of

The youth elections allow young people across Lambeth to vote for their local representatives. The youth mayor is given a budget of £25,000 to spend on projects that help improve the lives of young people in the borough.

All 11 to 19-year-olds who live, work or study in Lambeth are entitled to vote in the elections, with the ballots taking place in March. Eighteen schools and colleges as well as five youth centres in the borough will host the elections. Young people who do not go to school in the borough but live in Lambeth will still be able to vote in the elections by registering online.

For further information and if you are interested in standing see www.younglambeth.org/elections - the applications deadline is 27 January 2012.