6 Apr 2024

Simon Young - from Pickering to Pitcairn mayor

From Saturday Morning, 9:08 am on 6 April 2024

Photo: www.government.pn

Simon Young is the first non-native mayor of Pitcairn. Originally from Yorkshire in the UK, Simon visited Pitcairn in 1992 and liked it so much he returned permanently in 1999 with his wife Shirley.

Simon was elected mayor in 2022, becoming the first non-native to head the island's government.

Pitcairn is home to forty-six people, distant relatives of the mutinous crewmates of the HMS Bounty.