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Mayor, Councillor Patel

I am Councillor Yakub Patel and I became the 695th Mayor of Preston in May 2023.

Following on from the last Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby's, popular blog, I would also like to share some of my work and experiences in the role to highlight just some of the amazing people and places in and around our wonderful city.

The tradition of having a Mayor of Preston dates back to the middle ages when the city's first Charter (a document bestowing certain rights on a town) was granted by Henry II in 1179.

The apolitical Mayor of Preston acts as the city's first citizen, which means I speak on behalf of the city and the Mayor's role is an important part of its identity. I also represent local people at civic and ceremonial events, so please share these exciting experiences with me!

Blog archive

The Mayor of Preston's Blog 2022 - 2023 - Councillor Neil Darby

Mayor of Preston blog - June

5 July 2023: reflecting on June's engagements.

Mayor of Preston blog - July 2023

August 2 2023: reflecting on July's engagements.

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