Youth mayor manifestos are launched

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As Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to beef up his front bench with more women, two budding female politicians have launched their manifestos as the race begins for Mansfield’s next youth mayor.

Honor Bennett from All Saints Catholic Academy and Danielle Bridges from Samworth Church Academy have laid out their plans in the hope of attracting votes from the young people of the town.

Honor hopes to create more sporting opportunities for young people, improve drugs awareness, improve work experience provision, and give teenagers a stronger voice.

She said: “I believe young people have a voice that needs to be heard and the profile of the good that young people do in Mansfield needs to be raised.”

Danielle plans to campaign for better lighting in parks and public spaces, better sex education in schools, more opportunities for young people to showcase their talents, improved sporting facilities, raise awareness of different clubs in the town, and to forge stronger links between young and old.

She said: “I want to help as much as I can to make sure young people get the most out of Mansfield during the years of their youth.”

Once elected, the Youth Mayor will represent young people in the district and take their views to adult politicians.

Brunts, Manor Academy, Queen Elizabeth’s, West Nottinghamshire College and the E2E Group at My Place are also taking part.

Mayor Tony Egginton added: ““We believe in giving young people a voice within the council.”