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Indian journalist Philip Abraham elected as Deputy Mayor in United Kingdom

Abraham is a journalist from Kerala and is editor of Kerala Link.

May 20, 2016 12:49 IST
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philipIndian journalist and Councillor Philip Abraham was on 19 May 2016 elected unanimously as the Deputy Mayor of Loughton town in the United Kingdom. Councillor Abraham was presented with the Deputy Mayor’s Badge by Carol Davis, the newly-elected mayor.

V K Krishna Menon was the first person from Kerala to become a Councillor in Britain. He was a Labour Councillor for the Borough of St Pancras from 1934 to 1939.

About Philip Abraham
• Abraham is a journalist from Kerala and is editor of Kerala Link.
• He had won the election to the Loughton Town Council in 2012.
• He was the first person of Asian origin to be elected to Loughton Town Council. Loughton is a vibrant town within the Epping Forest District Council in Essex.

Background
India’s former defence minister VK Krishna Menon was the first person from Kerala to become a Councillor in Britain. He was a Labour councillor for the Borough of St Pancras from 1934 to 1939.

The current Malayalee Councillors in Britain are Dr Omana Gangadharan (Newham), Roy Abraham (Chesham), Raj Rajendran (Croydon), Manju Shahul-Hameed (Croydon) and Tom Aditya(Bradley Stoke).

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