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Croydon’s first Young Mayor election is underway after campaign launch

Posted on February 26th, by Holly Bernstein in Politics & Society. No Comments

A total of 28 candidates aged 14-17 are running for the title

Young Mayor candidates in Croydon, London’s largest youth borough, are now officially campaigning after they unveiled their manifestos at a campaign launch.

The Young Mayor is elected for one year, and they will represent over 37,000 young people. In order to stand, candidates have to live in or go to school, college or … Read More »



How I took over Croydon’s police service for a day

Posted on December 9th, by Rufus Jones in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

What happened when Croydon’s young people stepped up into positions of responsibility?

On Friday 24th November, I was one of sixty-eight young people who took part in the Croydon Youth Takeover Challenge. The aim of this new initiative was to grant our borough’s youth the opportunity to play a part in running Croydon for the day. Job roles to be taken over included those in Croydon Police, the … Read More »



Croydon elections to the UK Youth Parliament

Posted on March 10th, by Liberty Martin in Politics & Society. No Comments

What’s in the manifesto? Liberty Martin talks to Croydon Youth representatives, Jonelle Awomoyi and Kofi O. Frimpong

“Democracy is a very, very precious thing because it changes things in a peaceful way”, declared Council Leader Tony Newman before announcing the long-awaited results for the 2016 Croydon UK Youth Parliament elections on Friday 12th February.

Thousands of young Croydonians took part in a democratic process this February … Read More »