The chairman of Birmingham's Central Mosque has been selected by councillors to become the next Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

Councillor Mohammed Afzal was chosen by Labour Party colleagues to become the First Citizen of Birmingham after the May local elections.

As the current chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque on Belgrave Middleway he is a keen advocate of forging links with other faith groups and playing full part in the wider city. The mosque recently hit the headlines after it set up winter soup kitchens for the city's homeless.

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