Pupils vote in their thousands as Youth Mayor elected
20 October 2015
Daniel Marshall from Cowbridge Comprehensive School has been elected as the Vale of Glamorgan’s Youth Mayor with Bronwen Lloyd from Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg elected as Deputy Youth Mayor.
They were elected to their respective positions at a meeting of the Vale Youth Forum on Monday 19 October, presided over by the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Neil Moore.
As part of Local Democracy Week, the elections certainly succeeded to engage with its young electorate with 3,802 pupils from schools across the Vale of Glamorgan casting their votes for the new Youth Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Elections were held at a variety of locations including schools, training providers, Cardiff & Vale College, youth clubs and youth organisations.
Commenting Leader of Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Neil Moore said, “All the candidates had excellent manifestos and presented convincing cases in their election videos. It is clear that they are passionate about representing young people in the Vale of the Glamorgan and can feel rightly proud of their efforts.”
He added, “I would like to congratulate our new Youth Mayor, Daniel Marshall on his election and Bronwen Lloyd who becomes Deputy Youth Mayor. I would also like to congratulate our other candidate, 13 year-old Rhys Powell from Barry Comprehensive who will no doubt be a strong contender in next year’s election.”
Closing Councillor Moore said, “I’m sure that the new Youth Mayor and Deputy 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.”