Melton's eighth Young Mayor Election campaign has now officially launched. The two Young Mayor candidates, Tara Dudhia and Rebecca Smedley, are currently campaigning in preparation for the vote.
Each Young Mayor candidate has created a video manifesto declaring their intentions should they be elected as the 2014/15 Young Mayor 4 Melton.
Tara Dudhia is campaigning for young people to achieve greater independence through cheaper travel, increased exam support and activities on the weekends and during the summer holidays.
Rebecca Smedley is campaigning for an improvement in the accessibility of music and sport for young people and is also looking to introduce a Clean Up Melton campaign to brighten and liven up the town.
Voting will take place from Friday 7th people can vote for their favourite Young Mayor nominee during this period by voting online on this website
The Young Mayor will serve a one-year term and will:
• Represent young people of the Melton Borough
• Voice the interests of Melton’s young people to the Mayor, Councillors and the wider community
• Attend civic functions when necessary and act as ambassador for the young people of Melton
• Work on a project or campaign of interest to them with the support of the Deputy Young Mayor and youth council
Councillor Pam Posnett said: “The young mayor role is an important local opportunity and Melton Borough Council is committed to listening to our young people and including them as much as possible in decision-making. I hope as many young people as possible will take the opportunity to vote for the next Young Mayor, who is, at the end of
the day, elected to be their voice.”
The results of the vote will be announced on Wednesday 12th