Published Tuesday, 21st May 2019
Following a unanimous decision of Sutton Council at its annual general meeting on Monday 20 May, Councillor Sadiq and Councillor Annie Moral have been appointed Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively.
Muhammad, who lives in Sutton with his wife, son and daughter, has built several successful businesses. He is passionate about supporting the local community, and has been a school governor at a local primary school for the past 12 years, where he has chaired various committees. He also served as a member of the Admission Appeal Panel for Glenthorne High School, regularly chairing the panel.
Muhammad was elected as a Councillor for Wallington South in 2014, and served as Vice Chair of both the Children, Families and Education Committee and the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee.
This is the second time Muhammad has been elected Mayor of Sutton, having previously served in 2015-16. After completing his Mayoral term in 2016, he was elected Vice Chair of the Planning Committee until 2018.
Muhammad was re-elected as Councillor for Wallington South in the 2018 local elections, and until this month was Chair of the Licensing Committee.
Mayor Sadiq said:
“I am honoured to have been re-elected as Mayor of Sutton for this municipal year. I have always tried to contribute to Sutton, whether through serving on committees or in other ways. To be given the opportunity to serve the residents of Sutton again as Mayor is a privilege beyond words.”
The Mayor’s two chosen charities for this year are Sutton Vision and Oaks Way Centre, local charities which provide residents with care and support.
Councillor Annie Moral has been appointed as the new Deputy Mayor.
Annie has a long connection with the borough, having arrived from Middlesbrough in 1976. She worked in sheltered housing within the borough for over 35 years until her retirement in 2017. She was elected councillor in the St Helier ward in 2018 and is an active member of several committees including People's Committee, Scrutiny Committee and is Chair of the Local Committee covering St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley. Annie has two daughters, a son, and four grandsons, all of whom have gone to school in Sutton.
Deputy Mayor Moral said:
“I am honoured to be appointed Deputy Mayor. I look forward to building on the work of the many people in Sutton who have created the vibrant society in which we all take part and take pride.”
Mayor Sadiq is keen to hear from local groups or organisations (large or small, formal or informal). Please get in touch through the Mayor’s secretary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8770 4512.