UK: First female Muslim Lord Mayor

UK: First female Muslim Lord Mayor

Via the Daily Mail (h/t LibertyPhile):

Bradford council has announced that the city has appointed the UK's first female Muslim Lord Mayor.

Councillor Naveeda Ikram was nominated by the council's Labour Group to serve as Lord Mayor in the West Yorkshire city.

The mother-of-three, who was born in the UK, was given the title during a ceremony at Bradford City Hall today.

Cllr Ikram spent some of her teenage years in the Punjab, but has lived in Bradford for most of her life.

A psychology and sociology graduate, Mrs Ikram has served as deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford since 2009.

She will serve as Mayor for at least one year, with her husband Saqib Salam Shah serving as her consort.