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Watch history being made at our Mayoral Making Ceremony

You can watch history being made at Huddersfield Town Hall as the new Civic team for 2024-2025 will be officially installed at the mayoral creation ceremony.

Currently serving as Deputy Mayor, Councilor Nosheen Dad will officially take up his role on Wednesday 22nd May when the mayoral installation ceremony takes place and the current Mayor of Kirklees, Councilor Cahal Burke steps down.

Advisor dad will become the 50th and Kirklees’ youngest mayor at a ceremony in May. She will also become the first black woman and the first Muslim woman to fill the role.

The councilor father will be joined by her husband, Shiraz, who will be the mayor’s consort.

Councilor Liz Smaje will join the civic team as Deputy Mayor for 2024/25.

Cllr Tata said:

To become the first citizen of Kirklees is a huge privilege and one that I will be immensely proud of.

“I am truly humbled and honored to be the youngest and first Asian woman mayor of our great district.

“I look forward to working with Councilor Liz Smaje, who will be my Deputy Mayor in the coming municipal year. I’m sure it will be a great experience for her.

“As the new mayor, I want to continue to make a difference and I chose to support Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as charity of the year.

“I support children with life-shortening conditions, their families and families living with child loss.

“What struck me the most about the work of the hospice is the work I do with the rainbow mothers.

“For those unfamiliar with the term rainbow mother or rainbow baby, it is used to describe a baby after a miscarriage, stillbirth or loss of baby.

“As someone who has two rainbow babies and has sadly witnessed the loss of children and close friends in recent years, I felt an automatic connection to the hospice and the work they do to support families and children.

“I know there are many other charities in our borough that I would like to continue to support so please do get in touch as it would be a pleasure to see and promote the work you do.

“I’ve had a great time as deputy mayor, meeting people who are doing fantastic work in the borough and contributing to their communities.

“I hope to amplify the voices of everyone in Kirklees, to celebrate the work and selflessness of people, which sometimes goes unnoticed.

“I look forward to meeting the many people and groups who make Kirklees a great place to live, work and raise a family.

“So please feel free to contact the Civic Office to invite me to come to your event, look around your business or come to your school assembly to invite me and contact the Office Civic. I want to promote our great neighborhood and show everyone that we have so much to be proud of.”

Watch the ceremony live

The ceremony will take place at Huddersfield Town Hall at 12.30pm and everyone is welcome to come and watch. Anyone taking part should arrive at Huddersfield Town Hall via Princess Street and be seated by 12.20pm.

You can also watch the ceremony live YouTube.