The votes have been counted and on 17th June the Surrey Youth Cabinet elected their new Surrey Young Mayor – Jacob Wrenn.
Jacob is joined by Daniel Evans who is the Deputy Young Mayor. Their positions follow the same structure as the Chairman and Vice Chairman at Surrey County Council.
Jacob was warmly welcomed by Surrey County Council councillors at their Full Council meeting in County Hall on Tuesday 9 July. This was the first council meeting he had attended and he said of the experience “As my first official event as Surrey Young Mayor the meeting gave me a fuller understanding of how the council works which will help me in my role promoting young people’s involvement in democracy. I enjoyed meeting Chairman Tony Samuels and discussing how we can expand the role of Surrey Young Mayor”.
This is the first time Surrey has elected a Young Mayor and it’s hoped that this will enable a more vocal younger voice in Local Government.