Bradford's first Asian Lord Mayor to be honoured

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mohammed Ajeeb is to be recognised for his achievements at an awards ceremony at Westminster Mohammed Ajeeb is to be recognised for his achievements at an awards ceremony at Westminster

Britain’s first Asian Lord Mayor and former long-serving Bradford councillor will tonight be recognised in Westminster for his achievements.

Mohammed Ajeeb was elected to Bradford Council in 1979 and became Lord Mayor in 1985-1986.

He will pick up a Life Time Achievement Award at the Asian Voice’s Political and Public Life Awards for his services to the community.

He said: “It is an honour that I was considered for the award and it is nice to be recognised for my services. I am absolutely delighted to be receiving it.”

In 2001 Mr Ajeeb was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Bradford West MP Marsha Singh said: “I was pleased to put him forward for the award and I am delighted he will receive it. He has worked very hard for 20 years as a councillor in Bradford. He has served Bradford very well and has done excellent work for community relations.”

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