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Lewisham Young Mayor - Liam Islam

Results Lewisham Young Mayor

Jamel Higgins.the Young Mayor for 2012/13 with two young traders

The Young Mayor for 2014–15 is Liam Islam and the Deputy Young Mayor is Oneisha Palmer. The Young Mayor is democratically elected every year through Lewisham’s schools and colleges.

The Young Mayor provides a focus and a channel for young people’s views to be heard by decision makers. The Young Mayor is supported by young advisers and a Young Citizens' Panel and they have access to the full range of young people’s forums, networks and school councils.

We are proud that we have the longest established Young Mayor’s programme nationally – It was started in 2004 by Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham – and it is influential in encouraging other councils to provide this opportunity for young people.