First ever Islington young mayor elected

A 15-year-old has become Islington’s first ever young mayor.

Harry Tomes has been chosen to lead the youth council with 16-year-old Miriam Owusu as his deputy and they will represent the borough at nationwide events.

Last Thursday the departing Islington Mayor Councillor Phil Kelly presented them with their badges of office. Harry said: “I want to help make a lasting difference to the lives of young people in the borough.”

Miriam added: “I am absolutely delighted to be elected. We will make Islington a place of joy for young people.”

In February Islington’s first youth council was formed after 3,207 young people voted.

It has a �25,000 budget and focuses on provision, employment, crime and equality.