At the annual civic ceremony of Hackney Council, Cllr Muttalip Unluer was appointed as the Speaker for the upcoming municipal year.
Muttalip has been a councillor in our ward since 2002, and has lived in Hackney for 35 years. As Speaker, he will chair council meetings, attend civic events, and will be raising money for local charities, including the East London Parents Community Project which works with young people who find themselves in difficult situations.
Speaking after the ceremony, Muttalip said: “Hackney is a special place because it welcomes everyone, regardless of their gender, race, religion or culture. I have lived here for 35 years, except for a few years in Waltham Forest. My family returned to Hackney here because we felt more accepted and at home.”
For more information about the Speaker’s charities or if you want him to attend an event, call: 020 8356 3350; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or write to: The Speaker, c/o the Speaker’s Office, Room 118b, Town Hall, Mare Street, E8 1EA.