Derby Youth Mayor 2023


Muhammad Muntasir, 15, from Noel-Baker Academy has been elected Derby Youth Mayor.

On Monday evening at the Voices in Action meeting in the Council Chamber, the results of the elections were announced by Councillor Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Skills. It was also declared that Harman Kaur had been elected Deputy Youth Mayor.

As part of his responsibilities, Muhammad will represent the youth of Derby as well as attend scrutiny boards, council meetings and events throughout the city. He will also tour schools and work with local charities.

On learning of his election, Muhammad said: “It is unbelievable to think that I have achieved something I have been dreaming about for two years. I am elated to finally be able to call myself Youth Mayor of Derby. My election is very special to me and I would like to thank all of those who have supported me – my family, friends and staff at Noel-Baker Academy.”

Muhammad who had ran on two previous occasions for Youth Mayor has ambitions to join the National Youth Parliament, get into party politics and even become Prime Minister!

Head teacher of Noel-Baker Academy Ann Donaghy said: “We are delighted for Muhammad. We have all shared in his belief in himself and his ambitions. We know Muhammad will be an inspiring leader and we look forward to continuing to support him at Noel-Baker.

There were 10,845 votes cast by 18 secondary schools and colleges in the city.

The Youth Mayor Elections have taken place since 2014 and are an important part of engaging young people in Democracy and voting.