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Stonebridge councillor elected as Brent's new mayor

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 May 2019

Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi is Brent's new mayor. 

Picture: Justin Thomas

Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi is Brent's new mayor. Picture: Justin Thomas

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A Stonebridge councillor has been elected as the next mayor of Brent.

Deputy mayor Cllr Lia Collacicco, mayor of Brent Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi and Brent's chief exec Carolyn Downs. Picturer: Justin ThomasDeputy mayor Cllr Lia Collacicco, mayor of Brent Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi and Brent's chief exec Carolyn Downs. Picturer: Justin Thomas

Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi was sworn in as First Citizen of Brent at the council's Mayor Making Ceremony last Thursday.

The married father-of-four has chosen two charities to support – Harlesden's Sickle Cell Society and the Jason Roberts Foundation, which supports young people in the UK and Grenada.

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Cllr Ezeajughi was elected as councillor for Stonebridge in 2014, 10 years after moving to the UK from Nigeria.

Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi is Brent's new mayor. 

Picture: Justin ThomasCllr Ernest Ezeajughi is Brent's new mayor. Picture: Justin Thomas

He said: “It is an amazing privilege and honour to be appointed as mayor of Brent and to serve this great borough that I have called home since 2004.

“I gained inspiration from my late dad to get involved in local politics. In my mayoral year I hope to be able to work with all of Brent's rich and diverse communities. I look forward to raising money for my two amazing local charities for the year.”

Mapesbury's Cllr Lia Colacicco was elected as deputy mayor.

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