By: Islington Media
Councillor Rakhia Ismail has been chosen as Islington’s Mayor for 2019 – 20 at Islington’s Annual Council meeting (Thursday 16th May).
The Holloway ward councillor is the first Somali-born woman to hold the position of Mayor in the UK. Her husband, Yassin, will be her consort. Cllr Ismail was born in Somalia and came to the UK as a refugee in the 1980s. She has lived in the borough since 1993 and was first elected to Islington Council in 2012, serving as Deputy Mayor last year.