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Wife deputy mayor, husband councilor

  • Published at 01:10 pm May 22nd, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:15 pm May 22nd, 2018
Asma Begum and Tareque Ahmed Khan
Asma Begum and Tareque Ahmed Khan Bangla Tribune

Asma’s husband Tareque Ahmed Khan was re-elected as a councillor on a Labour Party ticket from the Saint Peter’s Ward

A wife and a husband of Bangladeshi origin have been elected as deputy mayor and councillor respectively for the Labour Party in two different areas of the same council in London.

Asma Begum, the wife, has been elected deputy mayor of the of the Tower Hamlets council of London – an area famous for its large Bengali population. She was the labour party nominee from the Bow East area of the borough, and was initially elected councillor. 

John Biggs, the mayor of the council, later promoted her to the post of deputy mayor for community safety and equalities at a board meeting. 

Asma’s husband Tareque Ahmed Khan was re-elected as a councillor on a Labour Party ticket from the Saint Peter’s Ward, reports the Bangla Tribune.

Speaking to journalists, the duo expressed their intent to improve and develop the community together.

Asma Begum and Tareque Ahmed Khan hail from the Kalizuri village of the Budhbari Bazar area under Golapganj upazila of Bangladesh’s Sylhet District.