An Indian politician from the British Opposition Labor Party, councilor Mohinder K Midha, has been elected mayor of the Ealing Council in west London, becoming the first female mayor of a local London council belonging to the Dalit community.
Ms Midha was elected on Tuesday during a council meeting for the term of 2022-2023 of next year.
“We are so proud that Cllr Mohinder Midha has been elected Mayor of Ealing for next year,” the Labor Party in Ealing said in a statement.
The election is celebrated by the British Dalit community as a proud moment.
“The UK’s first ever female Dalit mayor. A proud moment for us,” said Santosh Dass, president of the Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organization (FABO) UK, an umbrella group representing Dalit rights in the country.
Mr Midha, who was re-elected as a Labor councilor for the Dormers Wells borough of Ealing Council in the local elections on 5 May in London, was previously Deputy Mayor of the City Council.
“Tackling the cost of living. Recovering from the pandemic. Fighting violent crime and antisocial behaviour. Restoring social care. Re-grow, re-naturalise and recycle. Deliver more truly affordable homes,” reads the local Labor Party manifesto they’re campaigning for conducted.
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