Decision details

Election of Mayor for Municipal Year 2015/16

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Mayor called for nominations for the office of Mayor for the ensuing municipal year.


Councillor Jayne McCoy proposed Councillor Muhammad Sadiq, Councillor Joyce Melican seconded the nomination.


There being no further nominations, the Motion was put to the vote and unanimously carried. 




That Councillor Muhammad Sadiq be duly elected as Mayor of the London Borough of Sutton for the municipal year 2015/16.



The Mayor (Councillor Muhammad Sadiq) in the Chair.


The Mayor signed the declaration of office.


The Mayor returned thanks for his election.  During his speech, the Mayor stated his pride at being elected the first citizen of the borough and explained he been serving the community since 1975. His theme and focus for the municipal year would be on supporting local charities.


The Mayor thanked the outgoing Mayor Arthur Hookway and Deputy Mayor Margaret Court for their year of service.


The Mayor stated his chosen charities were St Raphael’s Hospice in Cheam  which provides care to those facing life-threatening illness living in the boroughs of Merton and Sutton and the Change Foundation who engage with at risk young people through sport and dance projects.


Publication date: 03/07/2015

Date of decision: 18/05/2015

Decided at meeting: 18/05/2015 - Council