Ashleigh Evans aged 15, was elected as the seventh Young Mayor 4 Melton and Kelsey Mackie aged 14, was elected as Deputy Young Mayor on Wednesday 6th November 2013. Ashleigh attends John Ferneley College and received 977 votes.
Amongst Ashleigh’s key manifesto promises are to provide students with a focus through a range of activities, long term options, improving health, chances of employment and providing safe places for young people. Ashleigh wants to encourage young people from Melton to believe in ‘a better generation.”
A total of 1399 votes were cast by young people across Melton's Borough. Voting took place at Long Field Academy, John Ferneley College, Belvoir High School, MV16, Melton Learning Hub, Melton Training Centre, BW2, Venture House and Brooksby College. The full breakdown of results can be found on the Melton Borough Council website www.melton.gov.uk.
Melton Borough Council and Melton’s Youth Council Melton Shout Out will be working alongside Ashleigh and Kelsey to help them to achieve their aims for the year ahead.
Cllr. Pam Posnett, Melton Borough Council’s Deputy Leader said: “Melton’s Young Mayor initiative is vital to ensuring that young people have the opportunity to develop and lead on local initiatives that will benefit Melton’s youth and future.”
She added: “Congratulations to Ashleigh Evans and Kelsey Mackie on your hard work during your campaigning and I look forward to working with you both over the next year. Thank you to everyone who supported the Young Mayor elections.”
Ashleigh Evans will replace Melton’s 2012/13 Young Mayor Georgia Paddock.