Broad Green councillor nominated to be next Mayor of Croydon

Broad Green councillor Manju Shahul Hameed is to be nominated to be the next Mayor of Croydon by the Labour group at Monday’s council meeting.

Mayoral nomination: Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall, is putting forward Manju Shahul Hameed to be the borough's next mayor

Mayoral nomination: Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall, is putting forward Manju Shahul Hameed to be the borough’s next mayor

The appointment of the borough mayor is made by a committee on which Conservatives have a majority, so that the formal nomination is likely to be a Tory.

But with council elections just four months away, the local Labour group has agreed unanimously to put forward Hameed, who has been a councillor since 2006 and was their education spokesperson from 2009 to 2011.

“If Labour is successful in this year’s council elections, Manju will be our choice for civic mayor,” said Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour group at the Town Hall. “I know she will make a wonderful ambassador for our town.

“Manju already has a well-earned reputation as one of Croydon’s true community councillors and she will bring that passion and commitment to the role of mayor, right across Croydon.”

Hameed said: “This is a real honour for both myself and my family. As a Broad Green councillor, I have always looked to give a voice to the community. As mayor, I will do so for all of Croydon.

“I am also committed to Labour’s plans to make Town Hall meetings more democratic and transparent, including the webcasting of council meetings and more opportunities for the public to question the politicians.”


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One Response to Broad Green councillor nominated to be next Mayor of Croydon

  1. Congratulations Manju.

    Must be very disappointing for Cllr Mike Selva whose only dream is to become a Mayor of Croydon and that is the only reason he wanted to be selected. I wish him good luck for next year.

    It is going to be tough to be a Mayor with Tory majority.

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