First Youth Mayors for the Vale Elected


Published 22 October 2014


The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service has announced Stanwell School pupil Tom Chandler, 17, as Youth Mayor for the Vale.


Jane Hutt, Tom Chandler, Emily Peters, and Cllr Stuart EganEmily Peters, 15, of St Richard Gwyn high School will be taking on the role of Deputy Mayor.


There were almost 3000 votes cast by young people aged 11 to 25 from schools, training providers, and youth clubs across the Vale during Local Democracy Week.


Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Stuart Egan, made the announcement on 20 October, and presented certificates and badges of office to both elected candidates.


Cllr Egan said: “I was very proud to be able to announce the new Youth Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The Youth Cabinet has been a hugely successful scheme helping to give a voice to young people across the Vale, and this takes that work a step further.


“I’d like to congratulate both Tom and Emily, and thank everyone involved, including the thousands of young people who took the time to listen to the manifestos and cast their vote.”


The Youth Mayor will continue to work with the rest of the Youth Cabinet to ensure that young people in the Vale have a say on matters that affect them and further strengthen the communication links between young people and decision makers at the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Newly elected Youth Mayor, Tom Chandler, said: “I am very grateful for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to taking young people’s issues forward and making sure our voices are heard in the Vale of Glamorgan.”