title="Keighley Town Council in Keighley">

Town Mayor


Cllr Fulzar Ahmed

Councillor Fulzar Ahmed is the Town Mayor for Keighley 2018 – 2019

Councillor Fulzar Ahmed

Councillor Fulzar Ahmed was born in Worcester and moved to Keighley in 1989 at the age of 7, with his family. His late father Abdul Bari arrived in the UK in the 1960’s working in the steel factory industry.

He attended Greenhead Grammar School and went on to Craven College before moving to Lincoln University and Bradford College obtaining Certificate in Higher Education in Law (HNC).

Councillor Ahmed has worked in highly respected telecommunication companies as a sales manager for the last 14 years.

Councillor Ahmed is married to his wife Husna Begum, who was born in Sylhet in Bangladesh since 2002. They have 3 children, two daughters and one son. They attend St Andrews school, Bingley Grammar school and Skipton Girl’s High school respectively.

He attends Shahjalal Jamia Mosque in Keighley and is a devout Muslim.

Councillor Ahmed is the first British Bangladeshi Town Mayor in Yorkshire. He became an elected Member for the Spring Garden & Utley Ward in 2015 and is currently Chair of Community Development Committee. He has also been a member of Civic Centre & Strategy, Watch & Transport and Finance & Audit Committees. 

In addition to speaking English Councillor Ahmed also speaks Bangla.

He has been a tireless community campaigner driven by his desire to improve the lives of people and their family and everyone in the community. He is involved with many local community organisations including Youth Vision, which helps young people to achieve their potential. 

Councillor Ahmed is a passionate football fan and supports Liverpool. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing football, reading and decorating.

Councillor Ahmed stated “I was elected three years ago with sole intention of serving the people. The theme for my Mayoral Year will be “Mayor for All”. I want to be a mayor that brings all communities together”

The Town Mayor is delighted that his wife, Husna, has agreed to accompany him as Mayoress during his term of office and they both very much looking forward to their year ahead.

Councillor Ahmed has chosen the Children’s Ward in Airedale Hospital as his charity along with a Town Mayor’s Charity Fund which will provide small grants to local groups, charities and voluntary organisations across Keighley.

Chairman’s Report #15  »  Keighley Town Mayor 2018/2019    (31 March, 2018)

Keighley Town Mayor for 2018 – 2019

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Previous Chairman’s Reports:
#13Mayor's Report - 2016/17   (31 March, 2017)
#14Keighley Town Mayor 2017/2018   (31 March, 2017)
#12Mayor's Report - 2015/16 (31 March 2016)   (31 March, 2016)
#11Mayor's Report - 2014/15   (31 March, 2015)
#10Mayor's Report - 2013/14   (31 March, 2014)
#9Mayor's Report - 2012/13   (31 March, 2013)
#8Mayor's Report - 2011/12   (31 March, 2012)
#7Mayor's Report - 2010/11   (31 March, 2011)
#6Mayor's Report - 2009/10   (31 March, 2010)
#5Mayor's Report - 2008/9   (31 March, 2009)
#4Mayor's Report - 2007/8   (31 March, 2008)
#3Mayor's Report - 2006/7   (31 March, 2007)
#2Mayor's Report - 2005/6   (31 March, 2006)
#1Mayor's Report - 2004/5   (31 March, 2005)