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AKSA GHAFFER, 11, from St Thomas More High School, North Shields "I pledge not to waste the money and fight for improvements.

"I would like to be Young Mayor so that I could improve things that need to be improved.

"With the pounds 25,000 I will only use it for things that young people agree with and what people would like and I will do my best."

ALAN WARE, 14, from Norham Community College, North Shields "I would like to be Young Mayor because I am passionate about changing the local area to benefit young children, teenagers, the older community and people with learning difficulties. "I am a very good and helpful person.

"I am a good listener and I can work well with others."

MARK STRASSHINE, 12, from Marden High School, North Shields "I would enjoy the challenge of representing and promoting young people's ideas and opinions on issues relating to them, for example, leisure, health, education, in order to make real differences in my local community.

Also I will meet new people, learn about politics and have a great experience."

REBECCA LEIGHTON, 14, from St Thomas More High School, North Shields "I would like to make North Tyneside a better place for young people and feel it is important to let young people have their say.

"I am a youth councillor and am part of the Dosh Posse.

"I also do voluntary work for the Children's Heart Unit Fund."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 3, 2010
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