NEW LORD MAYOR OF SHEFFIELD TO JOIN CAMPAIGNERS AT CUADRILLA’S PRESTON NEW ROAD ANTI-FRACKING SITE
20 May 2018
For immediate release
The brand new Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Green Party Councillor Magid Magid is due to speak outside of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site on Monday 21 May 2018 at 11.00.
A former child refugee from Somalia, Councillor Magid and his family took sanctuary in Sheffield at the age of five.
Councillor Magid is the youngest Mayor that Sheffield has seen and additionally, a welcome sight championing diversity as a black Muslim and a Green Party councillor.
He has actively opposed the tree felling scandal in Sheffield and has visions of tackling racism, xenophobia and homophobia. His fresh approach and quirky character was well received in his official Mayoral photograph, where he was pictured wearing Doc Martens.
Along with Magid’s visit, Green Party Sheffield Councillor, Alison Teal, will join him, speaking at around 12.30pm. Councillor Teal is also an active opposer of the controversial tree felling project and has travelled in support of the anti-fracking campaigners in Lancashire.
Photo opportunities and interviews will be available.
Notes to Editor
1. Photo attached, is of Green Party Councillor Magid Magid, Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Picture credit to Chris Saunders.