Wellington : An India-born Councillor has been elected as mayor in Erewash ward in Britain’s Derbyshire, a media report said. The Conservative Party’s Councillor for Wilsthorpe, Kewal Singh Athwal, became the first Erewash mayor to be elected by a casting vote at a meeting at Long Eaton Town Hall in Derbyshire, Nottingham Post reported, according to IANS. The outgoing mayor, Councillor Val Clare, cast her vote to elect Athwal to be the civic leader of the 51-seat authority, after the borough council was split with 25 votes for both Kewal Singh Athwal and the Labour Party’s Councillor Frank Phillips, who represents Ilkeston. Athwal is the first mayor from an ethnic minority group to hold the position.

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