An Indian-origin politician from the UK’s Opposition Labour Party, Councillor Mohinder Okay Midha, has been elected mayor of Ealing Council in west London, turning into the primary girl mayor of an area London council belonging to the Dalit neighborhood.
Ms Midha was elected for the following yr’s time period of 2022-23 at a council assembly on Tuesday.
“We are so proud that Cllr Mohinder Midha has been elected Mayor of Ealing for the next year,” the Labour Party in Ealing stated in a press release.
The election is being celebrated by the British Dalit neighborhood as a proud second.
“The first ever Dalit woman mayor in the UK. A proud moment for us,” stated Santosh Dass, chair of the Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisation (FABO) UK, an umbrella group representing Dalit rights within the nation.
Mr Midha, who was re-elected as a Labour councillor for the Dormers Wells ward within the Ealing Council within the May 5 native elections in London, had been serving because the Deputy Mayor for the council beforehand.
“Tackling the cost of living. Recovering from the pandemic. Fighting violent crime and antisocial behaviour. Fixing social care. Re-growing, re-wilding and recycling. Delivering more genuinely affordable homes,” reads the native Labour Party manifesto she campaigned on.
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