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Keighley councillor is ‘honoured’ to be next Bradford Lord Mayor
5:00pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in Keighley
Keighley councillor Khadim Hussain will be Bradford’s next Lord Mayor.
He will take up the role, currently held by Coun Dale Smith, in May.
Coun Hussain has represented Keighley Central ward for Labour since 2004. He is Keighley Area Committee deputy chairman, an Integrated Transport Authority executive member and on the board of social housing group Incommunities.
He has also been a magistrate for more than 17 years.
Following a career in engineering and with the Charities Commission, he is a full-time councillor.
Coun Hussain, right, a married father-of-five, said his selection was “a tremendous honour”. “I am looking forward to meeting the challenge,” he added.
“The compelling themes of my mayoralty will be the celebration of our diversity, which is such a source of strength to the district, the bringing together of people from different communities and walks of life and the promotion of all that is positive and good about the place we call our home.
“We live in a district that is full of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, day in and day out and I will be meeting and working with people across the board to highlight their achievements and, in doing so, hopefully help inspire others.”
His deputy will be Great Horton councillor Joanne Dodds.