London: Neeraj Patil, a leading NRI doctor, has been elected Mayor of the Borough of Lambeth here.
Dr. Patil, 40, succeeded councilor Christopher Wellbelove.
Speaking after his election, Patil said: “The trust in politicians is all-time low after last year’s MPs expenses scandal.” He said it would be his endeavor to live up to the expectation of the people.
“Our main effort will be to restore the trust,” he said.
Dr. Patil is currently working as a consultant with A&E and a governor of Guys and St. Thomas Hospital in central London.
Born and brought up in Kamalapur in Gulbarga district in Karnataka, Patil completed his MBBS from M.R. Medical College, Gulbarga, in 1992 and worked for some time in the Osmania Medical College before coming to the UK for higher studies.
He worked as an Accident and Emergency Consultant and as a doctor in over 25 National Health Services hospitals across the UK for 14 years.