Philip Abraham elected Mayor of Loughton

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON MAy 18: Councillor Philip Abraham has been elected as the Mayor of Loughton for the year of 2017-18, at the town's annual meeting held on 17th May. Loughton is the most populus town in the Epping Forest District of Essex. 
The Mayor represents the town at civic occasions, as well as at events held by the town's schools, clubs and other community and charitable organisations. Councillor Abraham has been serving as the deputy Mayor for the last one year and took over the role from previous mayor, Councillor Carol Davis.
After the election he said " I am absolutely thrilled to have been elected as the Mayor.  I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to serve the community as mayor".
In the first meeting chaired by Mayor Abraham, councillor Stephen Murray, who is very well known in the community, was elected as the new deputy mayor.
Philip Abraham, who represents the Alderton ward, was first elected to the council in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He is supported by a non-political local organisation called Loughton Residents Association (LRA). 
The Kerala born councillor is also very much involved with other Indian communities in the UK. He is the founder of UK-Kerala Business Forum and the co-founder of British South India Council of Commerce. He is also the founder and editor of Kerala Link (English & Malayalam magazine publication, aimed at the South Indian community in the UK).