Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 10 November, people of the city are once again warmly invited to gather at the war memorial on Victoria Gardens to join…

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2023 case study- Grace Branford, Leeds Children’s Mayor

She’s the pint-sized political powerhouse who scooped thousands of votes by pledging to spread some kindness through Leeds’s communities. Now Leeds Children’s Mayor Grace Branford has donned her chains of office to pledge support for the city’s bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023. Eleven-year-old Grace was elected after she promoted the…

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Leeds Children’s Mayor spreads the Kind Minds Mission

Schools across the city are being encouraged to spread the message of kindness throughout their communities, by the Leeds Children’s Mayor. As part of her winning manifesto the Leeds Children’s Mayor, Grace Branford from Drighlington Primary School, promoted the idea of schools having at least one day a year dedicated to doing charitable acts…

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Incredible Leeds Christmas lights switch-on gets city’s festive season underway

Thousands of people gathered on Victoria Gardens in Leeds this evening for the city’s dazzling annual lights switch-on. Leeds-born triathletes Ali and Jonny Brownlee and Paralympian Kadeena Cox were the special guests of honour with musical performances from girl band Stooshe and X Factor contestant James Wilson. Also entertaining the crowd were Cbeebies stars Andy Day and Alex Winters, panto favourite…

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Voting is underway for the new Leeds Children’s Mayor

Twelve Leeds school children who are taking their first steps into politics are now campaigning hard to win votes to become the new Leeds Children’s Mayor. Voting is now under way in this year’s competition, which saw an amazing 36 Leeds primary schools submitting their best manifestos. Year six pupils from across the city…

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