Rita Patel enters UK town mayor race


London:  Indian-origin Rita Patel, who migrated to Britain in the 1970s and went on to hold several key positions in the voluntary sector, has entered the race to become Leicester’s first elected mayor.

Patel, 51, expects to be chosen as the official Labour Party candidate, reports from Leicester said.

Promising to focus on key issues in the town having a large number of Indian origin population, Patel said, “No one person has all the answers, and bringing people together is the only way we are going to get through the difficult times we face. I don’t have the money to run a glitzy campaign.”

“I am a humble community worker and what I see is that people just want someone, who will be honest and have the courage to make hard decisions, with the humility to listen to ordinary people. That’s what I would do,” she added.

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