New Mayor and Cabinet roles announced


Cllr Mohammad Islam has been sworn in as the new Mayor of Enfield and Cllr Margaret Greer will serve as his deputy.

The appointment for the municipal year 2024-25 was made at the Full Annual Council meeting on Wednesday 15 May.

Cllr Mohammad Islam has replaced Cllr Suna Hurman in the role of Mayor.

Cllr Mohammad Islam said: “It is an honour and privilege to have been elected as Mayor of Enfield for the forthcoming year. Our borough is diverse and welcoming, and I am looking forward to promoting what makes Enfield great.”

The Mayor of Enfield traditionally picks a charity or selection of charities to support during their term. This year Cllr Islam has chosen themes that will include domestic violence and youth crime.

Throughout the year, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will attend more than 500 engagements.

Young people have also elected Sila Karapinar (13 years old) as the new Young Mayor and Darren Paul (16 years old) as the Deputy Young Mayor, to help the Council achieve its ambitions to work more closely with young people and help deliver a lifetime of opportunities in the borough.

Sila and Darren will represent the interests of Enfield’s young people to the Mayor and councillors, residents and public services.

The Young Mayor and Deputy were drawn from the Enfield Youth Parliament.

The duo have been elected for one year to represent the views of young people and encourage them to create opportunities around issues that matter to them and their communities.

The members of the Council’s Cabinet and their portfolios for the year ahead have been confirmed as follows:

Children’s Services - Cllr Abdul Abdullahi

Finance and Procurement – Cllr Tim Leaver

Housing - Cllr Ayten Guzel

Planning and Regulatory Services - Cllr Susan Erbil

Transport and Waste - Cllr Rick Jewell

Environment, Culture and Public Spaces - Cllr Chinelo Anyanwu

Health and Social Care – Cllr Alev Cazimoglu

Community Cohesion and Enforcement – Cllr Gina Needs

Cllr Nesil Caliskan and Cllr Ergin Erbil will continue as the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council respectively.

Further information on the role of Mayor, the Cabinet and ward councillors can be found here.

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