The Mayor of Southwark

Profile of the Mayor

Mayor Sunil Chopra
Mayor Sunil Chopra

Councillor Sunil Chopra, the Mayor of Southwark, has lived in Southwark for many years and became the first Indian Origin elected Councillor in 2010. He has a compassionate nature, being involved in providing support to various groups and forums in the borough and is dedicated to community service.

Sunil is immensely proud of Southwark and very much looking forward to his year in office. He's aware that as a mayor taking office in 2022, he faces a number of different challenges that have come about following the COVID-19 global pandemic, and is passionately working towards raising awareness on clean air and the climate emergency.

Cllr Chopra has expressed a wish to support the following two local charity groups for this municipal year:

Blind Aid
  • Blind Aid - London’s oldest charity for blind and visually impaired people; they work to improve quality of life and promotes independence for Londoners with a visual impairment, providing individualised practical and emotional support to reduce the social isolation that many people living with a visual impairment can experience
  • King’s College Hospital Charity - dedicated to supporting life-changing care at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; King’s patients are at the heart of everything that we do
King's College Hospital Charity

In his acceptance speech, the Mayor stated his desire to concentrate on community engagement. He's looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead and will work hard to raise awareness and support for the charities appeal this year. 

The Mayor announced Mrs Varsha Chpora, as his Mayoress for the year. Councillor Michael Situ was appointed as the Deputy Mayor and his Mayoress will be Mrs Itunu Ajeigbe.


Page last updated: 01 December 2022

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