Doncaster councillors have voted in a new Civic Mayor for the borough. Cllr Majid Khan was the first Muslim councillor to be elected in Doncaster and has again made history becoming the first Asian and Muslim Civic Mayor for the borough.
Cllr Khan, said: “I am delighted to have been voted the Civic Mayor for Doncaster. What makes it extra special is that I am the first Mayor from an ethnic minority. When my parents left Kashmir to come to England they could have never imagined that one of their sons would go on to be the first citizen of Doncaster.
“I will help Doncaster advance and will do everything in my power to represent the people of the borough. Cllr Derx has done a fantastic job for during his term and is a credit to the people of Doncaster.
“This is an important role and one with a wide range of duties and responsibilities. It will be an honour to serve the people of Doncaster.”
Cllr Khan has selected the Doncaster branch of the Samaritans as his chosen charity for the year and in the video below he explains why he has chosen them.
The many events that have been organised throughout the year will all raise money for this charity.