Youth Mayor

Mansfield's Youth Mayor for 2018/19 is Scarlett Sykes, of Samworth Church Academy.

Scarlett 's manifesto pledges include increasing participation in sport, particularly among young women. She also wants to improve work experience and careers advice by creating better local business links within schools to mentor students about a wide range of professions and vocations.

Role of Youth Mayor

The Young Mayor serves a one year term and:

  • Is a spokesperson for the district's young people.
  • Informs and advises the executive Mayor on issues relating to young people.
  • Acts as a role model for her/his peers across the district.

Contact the Youth Mayor

You can contact the Mansfield Youth Mayor by:

How do I become the next Youth Mayor?

Are you going to be aged between 14 and 18 years old on 1 September? Do you live in the District of Mansfield?

If your answers are yes then you can stand to be Youth Mayor.

Each April secondary schools are invited to take part in the Youth Mayor programme. Each school nominates one candidate, who will then complete a candidate pack and attend training sessions. You will then produce a manifesto, which outlines what you would do once in post, as well as a marketing plan.

If you stand, you will get support for your campaign and throughout your year in office if you are elected.

How do I vote for the Youth Mayor?

If you attend secondary school or college in the District at the time of the election in October, then you can vote for the candidate of your choice at your school or college. Manifestos will be published on this page and will be available from your school/college, so you can find out what each candidate is standing for.