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Young Mayor

Our Young Mayor represents the interests of Newham’s young people to the Mayor and councillors, local residents and public services.
The Young Mayor promotes the interests of the borough’s young people to build a greater understanding of young people’s needs, and creates schemes and projects for the borough’s young people.

​Current Young Mayor

Fourteen-year-old Tomiwa is the eleventh Young Mayor of Newham.

Elected with 1,387 votes, he is currently a student at Kingsford Community School in Beckton.

During his time in office, Tomiwa wants to introduce events throughout the year to celebrate diversity, and to showcase young people's talents.


Role of the Young Mayor

The Young Mayor is assisted and advised by the Young Mayors team, who sit in the Mayor’s office. They will set up meetings, draft speeches and help him or her to write letters and to carry out his or her projects.

Representing the young people of the borough

The main role of the Young Mayor is to represent Newham’s young people - regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, class or sexuality – and promote their interests to the council, businesses, the wider community and other public service providers such as the NHS.
The Young Mayor meets regularly with the Mayor, councillors and council officers. He or she is the visible face of Newham’s young people – attending civic events, consultations and events outside the borough – meeting people and giving speeches.

Setting up projects for young people

The Young Mayor sets up and carries out projects and schemes for young people, which are paid for from the Young Mayor’s Fund or other funding he or she finds.
He or she works with the youth council and young people in the borough on these schemes.

Consulting the young people of the borough

The Young Mayor’s work is carried out with help and advice from the youth council and other young people in Newham.
He or she talks to young people in the borough – going to events where other young people are, such as community wide events, award ceremonies and youth groups to get their views. 
He or she works alongside the youth council and other young people to voice their views and opinions to policy and decision makers across the borough.

Get in touch with the Young Mayor

If you are a young person and would like to contact the Young Mayor and the youth council or invite the Young Mayor to an event, write to:
Young Mayor of Newham
c/o Office of Rokhsana Fiaz
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU
You can also call 020 3373 8191 which will put you straight through to the Young Mayor’s team or email
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  • Young Mayor of Newham
    c /o Office of Rokhsana Fiaz OBE
    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
    E16 2QU

    020 3373 8191

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