Youth Mayor candidates unveiled
The six candidates vying from the position of Mansfield's first Youth mayor have been announced.
The candidates and brief summaries of their policies are detailed below:
- campaigning to promote the social and educational needs of local youths
- to provide aid to young people quickly and effectively to improve situations and to tackle issues
- help to discourage crime; and promote opportunities for young people.
- intends to stand up for minority groups and against bullying
- try and increase CCTV
- tackle issues with dog fouling
- and listen to the views of young people.
- campaigning for more leisure facilities for young people
- improved streets; tackle bullying and violence
- and establish new communication groups.
Stephanie Le Page
- Is standing for improved leisure activities
- to promote good things young people do instead of the bad
- and highlighting the issue of homelessness.
- campaigning to improve the image of young people
- to give young people a voice
- increase the range of activities and facilities available to young people
- improve the image of Mansfield town centre
- prevent littering and promote recycling.
- campaigning on the environment and for increased recycling
- reducing the price of bus fares
- more CCTV
- increased leisure facilities.
Full manifestos from each candidate can be found on the Mansfield District Council's Youth mayor web page: www.mansfield.gov.uk/youthmayor.
Mansfield's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton, commented: "I have spent some time with the candidates over the last few weeks and been impressed with their sense of democracy and representing young people. They have brought issues forward that are pertinent to the quality of life not just of young people but our entire society"
"They are now at a crucial and exciting stage of the campaign with each of them carrying out their own canvassing."
"I wish all of them luck in their campaigns and look forward to working with whoever is elected."