Rokhsana Fiaz

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Rokhsana Fiaz

Mayor of Newham
Assumed office
4 May 2018
Preceded byRobin Wales
Personal details
Political partyLabour

Rokhsana Fiaz is a Labour Party politician serving as Mayor of Newham. Previously elected as a Newham Councillor in 2014, Fiaz was elected in the 2018 election and is the successor to Robin Wales.[1]. She received 73.4% of the first preference votes[2]. She is the first directly elected female mayor for any London borough.[3]. Fiaz has also promised to hold a referendum on the direct elected mayoral system[4].

Personal life[edit]

Fiaz was born in Mile End, London to parents who had moved to the UK from Pakistan in the 1960s.[5] In 2009 she was awarded an OBE for services for race, faith and charity.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Almost 4,000 people may have been denied vote by election ID pilots". The Guardian. 2018-05-03. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  2. ^ Long, Rhiannon. "Local Elections: Newham elects Rokhsana Fiaz to be its mayor". Newham Recorder.
  3. ^ Long, Rhiannon. "Local Elections: Newham elects Rokhsana Fiaz to be its mayor". Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ "New Labour mayor Rohksana Fiaz plans to abolish her role". BBC.
  5. ^ "About". Rokhsana Fiaz. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  6. ^ "Rokhsana Fiaz upsets the odds to defeat Newham Mayor — OBV". www.obv.org.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2018.