A NEW voice for youngsters in the borough has been elected – and has put raising awareness of sports facilities top of his agenda.
Isaac Sidney is the new Young Mayor for North Tyneside after topping the polls, securing 2,767 of the 7,303 votes that were cast by young people in the borough.
And the 14-year-old Marden High School pupil is already looking to make an impression and work alongside the youth cabinet on a series of proposals.
Isaac said: “I can’t begin to say how much this means to me – I am just so overwhelmed.
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and also my friends, family and teachers for their support.”
His manifesto includes a pledge to achieve better transport links for everybody, improve sexual health awareness and promote sport facilities for young people.
Isaac added: “I am thoroughly looking forward to starting my new role and the year ahead.
“And as a passionate sportsman, I think the first thing I would like to do is promote North Tyneside’s sports facilities to all young people.”
Mayor Linda Arkley presented Isaac with his Young Mayor medal and witnesses as he signed the Young Mayor’s pledge.
She said: “I would like to congratulate all of the candidates who have stood for election and worked so hard to get their own messages across to the young people of North Tyneside.
“I myself know how much work this involves so I am delighted that so many young people have shown their willingness to put themselves forward and give up their own time in order to represent our young people.
“I believe that giving young people an opportunity to shape the decisions that affect them is hugely important and I am really looking forward to working with Isaac over the coming year, and hearing the ideas he has to improve North Tyneside for our young people.”
Isaac is now the fourth young person to take up the position of Young Mayor.
He will succeed outgoing Young Mayor Jade Hope when she steps down from her post this month.