Meet Derry’s Modern Mayor…..

As many of you know, Learning Pool’s main office is located in Derry, Northern Ireland. We were delighted recently with the appointment of Councillor Colum Eastwood as the city’s Mayor. Derry has always been known for being one of the oldest remaining walled cities in Europe and Mayor Eastwood is now helping the city to be known for having one of the youngest but most innovative mayors in the city’s history.

Learning Pool’s Modern Councillor service aims to bring to life the stories of elected members and here we chat to Mayor Eastwood about -

  • His transition from Councillor to Mayor at the ripe old age of 28
  • How the community of Derry have come together to support the City’s bid to win the title of UK City of Culture
  • His hopes for getting young people more involved in Civic Life
  • And what he thinks makes a Modern Councillor

Learning Pool would like to wish the City of Derry all the best with their bid for the City of Culture title 2013.

If you would like to share your story please contact

Further Resources:

City of Culture 2013

Engaging Communities in the Scrutiny Process

E-Learning for Local Councillors

Twitter: A Quick Start Guide for People In and Around Local Government

Tweety Hall: Follow your Fellow Councillors on Twitter

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One Response to Meet Derry’s Modern Mayor…..

  1. Great to have such an inspiring your councillor who will dedicate such enthusiasm to Derry.

    Loved the interview Breda!