Barnsley's Young Mayor

Our Young Mayor

The role of our young mayor is to represent the Youth Council and promote their work.

On Friday 19 May 2023, Kaitlyn Walker was sworn in as Barnsley’s Young Mayor at the Full Council meeting for 2023/2024.

You can watch the full live meeting and Kaitlyn swear an oath to become young mayor.

Since Kaitlyn’s appointment, they've received several invites to events, including:

  • Armed Forces event on June 19, 2023
  • Fusion Celebration Event at Horizon CC June 29 2023
  • 10th anniversary of Healthwatch Barnsley August 2023
  • a formal evening for our twin town Schwabisch Gmund with other representatives from Barnsley.

Mayor of Barnsley

The mayor is a ceremonial post held by a member of the council and is elected annually. The Mayor is the town's first citizen and has the civic duty of representing and promoting the borough.

Find out more about the Mayor of Barnsley.

Youth Council enquiry