Meet 14-year-old Joshua Adejokun, the elected Young Mayor of Newham in east London 2008-09, and his deputy Tommy. We hear about what a Young Mayor does, and how Joshua was elected to the office. We also learn what his priorities are for the local area, and what he thinks about young people and politics.
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- 12 June 2009
Students may enjoy imagining that they're running for mayor. They'll need to write their campaign speech and set out their top three priorities in an attempt to get elected. To encourage engagement, you could conduct a primary election, followed by the main election. Who will become class mayor?