Junior Lord Mayor of Liverpool

24th November 2016

 

On Monday 17th October the elections for Junior Lord Mayor of Liverpool took place at Liverpool Town Hall. Longmoor were very proud to put forward their own candidate, already a member of Liverpool Schools Parliament, Freddie.
As part of the election process Freddie wrote a short speech detailing why he was the perfect person for the position and how he would help the young people of Liverpool. Freddie then gave his speech in front of his fellow 30 candidates from other schools around Liverpool as well as representatives from Liverpool Schools Parliament.
After a difficult and intense voting process we are very proud to announce that Freddie was voted in as one of Liverpool’s 12 Junior Lord Mayors and will be looking forward to taking on his official role in September 2017.
We hope that you enjoy reading a copy of Freddie’s winning speech:

Junior Lord Mayor Election Speech
Good morning. My name is Freddie and I am a School Councillor at Longmoor Community Primary School. I am just like one of you; I live in the amazing city of Liverpool and this will be my future, and will be yours too. That’s why I’m here. I am here to make sure that your future doesn’t burn up in flames. I will do everything I can to make this city a better place.
Recently, there have been many cuts in funds to save money, but what if all our libraries got shut down? Where would we get our education from? How would we get a job? How would we afford water and food? And the biggest question… How would we live?
Well, I am here to stop that. We may not be able to stop the cuts, but we can try our hardest to ensure that their impact is not felt by the most vulnerable in our society; our elderly and our children. I will limit the cuts as much as possible. I will help to manage our budget very well. I will encourage our communities to get involved more.
There are far too many people in this world who think that the rules don’t apply to them. I think that ‘bending the rules’ should be just as punishable as breaking them. If you don’t know what I mean, I am talking about big companies getting away with paying tax, when millions of people do. Our parents are paying what they should, but seeing the community they live in torn to shreds because there isn’t enough money to look after it. This needs to stop.
Unfortunately, there are also too many people who moan about our situation instead of voting. We need to encourage people to take an active role in the future of our country, vote and tell their Council and Government what they want instead of complaining about things that they could change if they actually tried. This would help our Council have a more informed plan.
This is why I should be Junior Lord Mayor.
I’m looking forward to working for and with you all. Thank you for listening to me and I hope you have a wonderful time today.

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