The role of the Youth Mayor is to represent young people and Derby City Council at events across the city and support the Mayor where appropriate.
This year's Derby Youth Mayor is Belal Butt and the Deputy Youth Mayor is Emma Renshaw. They were elected on 7th July and will be in office for one year.
The Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor for Derby help raise awareness of the positive contribution young people make to our city and ensure their voices are heard. We want young people to be able to contribute to the development and delivery of public services and to play an active role in developing community cohesion. The Youth Mayor will have the opportunity to work with partners to extend opportunities for young people in our local areas.
Any young person can stand for Youth Mayor as long as:
Applications to stand for Youth Mayor are now closed. The Youth Mayor election took place on Monday 7th July and the city's first Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor were elected.
To find out more about joining the Voice in Action Youth Council or about the Youth Mayor elections, call Adele Styles on 01332 643471, minicom 01332 640666, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 9 candidates standing to be elected the Youth Mayor for Derby on 13 July 2015:
You can watch their speeches below.
Simran Atwal speech for Youth Mayor 2015.
Kirsty Glover Youth Mayor 2015 speech.
Philip Hutchinson Youth Mayor 2015 speech.
Rumana Idris Youth Mayor 2015 speech.
Danish Iqbal Youth Mayor 2015 speech.
Sagar Johnson Youth Mayor 2015 speech.
Ihtisham Nadim Youth Mayor 2015 speech.
Tiny Simbani Youth Mayor 2015 speech.
James Sismey Youth Mayor 2015 speech.