Cllr Mohammed Khan is the new Mayor of Milton Keynes for 2021-22 and the first of Bangladeshi heritage.
Mayor Khan, who was born in the city of Sylhet in Bangladesh and moved to Bletchley with his parents in 1982, was first elected to Milton Keynes Council in 2013.
He was formally sworn into office at the socially distanced and live streamed Annual General Meeting of MK Council at Stadium MK on Wednesday 17 May, succeeding outgoing Mayor Andrew Geary.
“I’m immensely proud to be Milton Keynes' first Bangladeshi mayor,” said Cllr Khan, who attended Water Hall Primary and Leon Secondary Schools in Bletchley, before studying IT at MK College and now owns a restaurant in MK.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to witness the progression and successes of Milton Keynes over the last 50 years, and its development as a forward-thinking inclusive place to live, work and visit.