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New First Citizen of Northampton takes office

779th Mayor of Northampton chooses mother as Lady Mayor

Pictures by Dave Ikin

Councillor Nazim Choudary takes over from Councillor Tony Ansell as the Mayor of Northampton after a Mayor making ceremony at The Guildhall.

A statement released by Northampton Borough Council said:
Born in Yorkshire, Councillor Choudary moved to Northampton in 1997, when he settled in the town with his family, contributing to local politics, the community as well as supporting the family business.

Nazim became a member of Northampton Borough Council in 2011, when he was elected to represent St David’s and Kingsthorpe.

He is recognised in the Borough Council for his enthusiasm, relatable personality and boundless energy and has worked on both the Licensing and Planning Committees, as well as being a founding member of Northampton Partnership Homes.

Nazim will be one of Northampton’s youngest Mayors and as such looks forward to not only representing the traditional values of the Mayoralty but also providing a diverse representation for the younger generation.

Nazim’s Mayoral year will be dedicated to talking to businesses and the community about how they can have a positive effect on climate change. 

Councillor Nazim Choudary said: “I am hugely honoured, excited and humbled to become the 779th Mayor of Northampton. I am also incredibly proud to have my mother Maroof Iftikhar as my Mayoress.

“I have chosen The Lowdown as the charity I will support during my Mayoral year. The charity provides vital support services to children and young adults in Northamptonshire. My aim is to help increase awareness of these crucial services and to raise much needed funds to ensure the service continue in the future.”

The incoming Deputy Mayor will be Councillor Brian W Sargeant and his Deputy Mayoress and fiancée Ray Kelly.

If you would like to contribute to the Mayor’s charity, or would like more information about the Mayor, please contact the Mayor’s Office at the Guildhall on 01604 837804 or email mayor@northampton.gov.uk

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