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Councillor Muna Cali 'proud' to be first Somali woman elected to Northampton council
Councillor Muna Cali
Northants Herald and Post
By Nicholas Bieber
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A councillor made history this month by becoming the first Somali women to be elected to Northampton Borough Council.
Councillor Muna Cali was elected in Castle Ward in this year's local election with 1,753 votes. She now represents the area with fellow Labour councillors Danielle Stone and Enam Haque.
Whilst 'very proud' of her Somali heritage, she said she will be working on behalf of all communities in Castle Ward.
Muna Cali, Labour councillor for Castle Ward, said: "I'm delighted to be elected to Castle Ward and of course I'm proud to be the first Councillor of Somali origin to serve on Northampton Borough Council.
"I will work hard for all people and communities in Castle Ward. The town centre is a great place to live but there are many challenges as well, such as the redevelopment of many sites and some persistent problems of anti-social behaviour."
Cllr Danielle Stone, Leader of the Labour Group, said "Muna is a terrific asset to the team and she will play an important role over the coming four years. She is certainly talented and a quick learner."
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