Young Mayor election 2015

January 28, 2015


The Returning Officer declares that Deng Yan San is duly elected as Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Monsur Ali and Shofiqul Alom is duly elected deputy Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

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Name of candidate Total votes (includes second preference votes)
Ali, Monsur 1216
Alom,Shofiqul 2470
San, Deng Yan 2663


Ballot papers included in count: 10, 775

Turnout: 71.95 per cent

Download a copy of the declaration (PDF, 63.9KB)

Young Mayor

The Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets is the young person elected to represent the views of young people across the borough. The Young Mayor represents 11-18 year olds across the borough and is elected every two years by young people who live, work or study in Tower Hamlets.

The Young Mayor serves for a period of two years with a small team of deputies, all of whom are overseen and supported by the council’s Youth Services. They work closely with the Tower Hamlets Executive Mayor, Tower Hamlets Youth Council and other key stakeholders. They listen and air the views of young people, meet other young people from across Tower Hamlets, London and nationally, and inform Politicians about what should really be happening for young people.

Over the past few years, the Young Mayor elections have gained enormous momentum in engaging young people with local democracy and the world of politics in Tower Hamlets.

Purpose and function of the Young Mayor

  • To meet with the Elected Mayor, local councillors and other decision-makers in Tower Hamlets to talk about issues affecting the youth.
  • Represent young people in Tower Hamlets, regionally in London and nationally across the UK.
  • Get involved in the Tower Hamlets Youth Council and other Youth Forums
  • Attend events and get involved in special projects.
  • Make a number of public speeches throughout the year.


The Tower Hamlets Young Mayor aims to be the voice of the youth by consulting with young people on their issues and concerns, and to create opportunities for them to address these by:

  • strengthening community relations
  • influencing local, regional and national decision makers
  • speaking and encouraging young people to speak in public
  • uniting the youth
  • running projects, campaigns, workshops and lobbying
  • working at a local, regional and national level.

If you have any questions regarding the election, please contact Borris Rupnik on or call 020 7364 3091.