Seven from Bishwanath elected London ward councilors

United News of Bangladesh | Published at 03:48pm on May 06, 2018

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Seven British-Bangladeshis from Bishwanath of Sylhet are elected councilors in London boroughs of Camden, Croydon and Redbridge.-- UNB photo

As many as seven British-Bangladeshis from Bishwanath of Sylhet have been elected councilors in London boroughs of Camden, Croydon and Redbridge.

They were among the huge number of Bangladesh-origin candidates ran in the local elections held on May 3.

Among them, four were reelected while there elected for the first time.

Monwar Hossain of Hazarigaon village of Bishwanath elected councilor as the first Bengali and first Asian councilor in UK's Bradford Council in 1972.

Ayesha Chowdhury Rakhi elected as the first woman of the Newham Council in 1994 and Abdul Jabbar elected the first Bangladeshi mayor of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council in 2004.

Later, in 2009, Roshnara Ali elected as the first Bangladeshi MP in the British Parliament. In this way, she elected MP for three consecutive times.

Of the councilors, three were elected for Tower Hamlet Council, two in the Newham Council, one each in Oldham and South Work councils.

Sirajul Islam, son of Sheikh Sirajul Islam of Uttar Dhamrada village in Biswanath union’s ward 6, has been elected as councilor from Bethnal Green ward of Tower Hamlets Council for the 5th time. At present, he is the deputy mayor of the council.

Ayesha Chowdhury Rakhi of Sardarpara village under ward 7 of Deokalash union has been elected as councilor for 5th time in Bacton ward of Newham Council.

Abdul Malek of Karpara village in ward 5 of Daulatpur union has been elected as councilor from the Cold-hearted ward of Oldham Council for the 3rd time.

Mohammad Ayas Mia of Dharai village under ward 8 in Dashghar union has been elected as the councilor from 2nd time for the Tower Hamlets Council of ST Dunstan's ward. At present, he is the deputy speaker of that council.

Nazir Ahmad of Bahara Dubagh village in ward 5 of Daulatpur Union has been elected as councilor for the first time from Newham Council's Ilford ward.

Shah Suhel Amin of Gaon village in ward 4 Rampasha union has been elected councilor from White Chamber of Worm at Tower Hamlets Council for the first time.

Sirajul Islam of Rajkumur village in ward no 6 of Bishwanath union has been elected councilor for the first time from South Work Council.