Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets

The Young Mayor, and deputy young mayors, are elected to servce two-year terms — with the most recent election occuring in October 2021.

The young mayor deputies are the voice of young people in the borough, and they work closely with other local young people and services to understand their issues and raise concerns by:

  • representing young people locally and nationally,
  • getting involved in the Tower Hamlets Youth Council and other local youth forums,
  • attending events and organising special projects; and,
  • influencing and steering strategic decisions that affect young people in the borough.

Learn more about the role of the young mayors in this video featuring the 2019-21 young mayor team.

Meet the Young Mayor and his deputies

The young mayor election took place between Monday 11 to Sunday 17 October 2021, with anyone who lives, works and studies in Tower Hamlets aged 11 to 17-years-old (Years 7 to 13) eligible to vote.

This term, Tahmid Hussen was elected Young Mayor and his five deputies will be Hafizur Rahman, Mohsen Ali, Ablah Chazhiyattiri Peedikayil, Intisar Al-Alam, and Rhianna Fowell.

The result was announced at an Inauguration event at the Town Hall on Thursday 21 October — read more in this press release from Monday 25 October.

Will Tuckley with Tahmid Hussen

Will Tuckley, chief executive, with the newly elected young mayor Tahmid Hussen.

Young Mayors Team

The new young mayor team (from left-to-right): Mohsen Ali (deputy young mayor), Ablah Chazhiyattiri Peedikayil (deputy young mayor), Tahmid Hussen (young mayor), Rhianna Fowell (deputy young mayor), Intisar Al-Alam (deputy young mayor) and Hafizur Rahman (deputy young mayor).

Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets with Will Tuckley (CEO) and Mayor with Cllr Asma Begum Deputy Mayor

From left-to-right: James Thomas, corporate director, children and culture; Jaami Barry, outgoing young mayor; Cllr Asma Begum , deputy mayor and cabinet member for children, youth services and education; Tahmid Hussen, newly elected young mayor; John Biggs, mayor of Tower Hamlets, and; Will Tuckley, chief executive, Tower Hamlets.