YOUNG people in Leeds are being urged to vote for the city’s new children’s mayor

Twelve Leeds school children are now in the final stretch of their campaign to be elected to the role.

Children and young people across Leeds are being asked to vote for their two favourite choices. Voting closes on Wednesday, September 19. The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 27.

Visit to read the manifestos.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Graham Latty said: “It is a real privilege to have the opportunity during your time in office as the Lord Mayor to see the impact and influence that the Children’s Lord Mayor can have especially in engaging young people on important issues and also local democracy in general.

“Once again the standard of manifestos submitted are outstanding and each candidate should be incredibly proud of their efforts in getting down to the final 12 which is a tremendous achievement on its own.”