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Indian-Origin Man Elected As Mayor In UK For Second Time

Sunil Chopra goals to strengthen financial and cultural ties between the UK and India.


Indian-origin businessman Sunil Chopra has been elected because the mayor of London Borough of Southwark for the second time.

Delhi-born Sunil Chopra took the oath on Saturday at Southwark Cathedral, Montague Close in Central London. Chopra was the mayor of the London Borough of Southwark in 2014-2015, and deputy mayor in 2013-2014, the primary Indian-origin particular person to carry the celebrated workplace within the Borough.

UK’s Labour Party has gained victory over the Liberal Democrats in London Bridge and West Bermondsey seats underneath Mr Chopra’s management. These seats had been held by the opposition social gathering for many years. This victory is necessary because the London Borough of Southwark Council has solely 2 per cent Indian-origin folks.

Mr Chopra entered UK politics in 2010 and was elected because the mayor of the London Borough of Southwark for the primary time in 2014. He has additionally served because the Deputy mayor thrice. His political journey began lengthy earlier than that within the 1970s in Delhi.

He turned the primary president of the College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University in 1972. While pursuing LL.B. in 1973-74, he held the place of Supreme Councillor at Delhi University. Later, he additionally turned NSUI (National Students Union of India) president for New Delhi.

Mr Chopra has been dwelling in London for over 4 a long time and is actively concerned in area people work. In 1979, after transferring to the UK, Chopra began a retail enterprise store that grew right into a wholesale enterprise of kids’s clothes and child merchandise.

Alongside, he took the chance to advertise Indian tradition by organising cultural occasions and neighborhood work. He co-founded an organisation, the Southwark Hindu Centre, for the Indian Community within the space.

Mr Chopra additionally envisions the strengthening of financial and cultural ties between the UK and India. He is eager to advertise Southwark regionally and globally, and is passionate to deliver numerous communities collectively.

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