Former Caistor Grammar School student Kal Alcock-Murtagh from Barnetby has just completed his year as the first Young Mayor of North Lincolnshire.
In April and May 2012, almost 6,000 11 to 18-year-olds turned out to vote in North Lincolnshire’s first ever “Youth Elections”, which saw Kal win with 1,549 votes.
An event to celebrate Kal’s successes and achievements during his Mayoral year was hosted by the council at the Civic Centre.
Candidates for the 2013 Youth Elections, taking place on October 18, were also at the event and were able to speak to Kal about his experiences and get some advice on being the Young Mayor.
“It’s been an honour and a pleasure to serve North Lincolnshire’s young people,” said Kal.
“The focus of the last 17 months has been on giving young people strong local representation and making sure they aim high enough to fulfil their potential.
“I thank the young people of North Lincolnshire for the opportunity to be their voice; the focus now must be on the future and the fantastic selection of candidates standing to succeed me.”
Kal has been interested in politics for a while and stood to be a school councillor at his school every year from Year 8.
He also served as the Secretary to the School Council in his final year at Caistor Grammar and has been a member of North Lincolnshire Youth Council since February 2011.
“Kal has done extremely well and I would like to wish him the best of luck with whatever he decides to do next,” added Coun Rob Waltham, cabinet member for People.
“He has done a great job of representing the young people of North Lincolnshire,”