New Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham elected

New Lord Mayor Councillor Liaqat Ali and new Sheriff Councillor Catharine Arnold
By Amy Orton, Local Democracy Reporter

The new Lord Mayor of Nottingham Councillor Liaqat Ali and the new Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Catharine Arnold have been elected.

Labour Cllr Ali moved to Nottingham in 1983 at the age of 12 with his family.

He currently represents the Radford & Park ward and is looking to help improve education in Nottingham.

He is a school governor of Bentinck and Mellers Primary Schools.

Cllr Ali enjoys fundraising and will be picking the Lord Mayor’s Charity in his first few weeks in office.

Councillor Ali’s wife Robina Parveen will be his Lady Mayoress for the year.

Labour Councillor Catharine Arnold has lived in Nottingham since she was two weeks old.

A former Nottingham Post reporter, she was first elected as councillor for the Basford ward in 2007 being returned again in 2011 and 2015.

During her time on the council, she has served as executive assistant for culture and leisure and on the board of UNESCO Nottingham City of Culture.

She is also a trustee of Nottingham Playhouse and she has served on the board of the National Justice Museum since 2007.

She has chosen her husband Mark Adams as consort, or her daughter Alice, who will accompany her as the Sheriff’s Lady.

The pair were elected at Nottingham City Council’s annual meeting on Monday (May 14).

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