Manjula Sood

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UK's and Leicester City Council's first Asian female Lord Mayor from Thursday May 15th 2008 to May 2009. [1]


Councillor Sood holds and has held the following positions:-

  • Sport England East Midlands Regional Champion
  • Chair for the Leicester Council of Faiths
  • Vice Chair and Women's Officer for the Constituency Labour Party (CLP)
  • Member of the Asian Refuge Shelter
  • Member of the Afro Caribbean Working Party
  • Trustee of the North Memorial Homes in Leicester, a charity created for war veterans
  • Vice Chair and Public Relations Officer for Fibromyalgia, a charity for which the Minister of Health, Rt. Hon Patricia Hewitt is the Patron
  • Active member of the Leicester Domestic Violence Forum
  • Active member of the Older People Forum
  • Member of the Faith Regeneration Advisory Group, actively engaged with developing a multi faith centre in Leicester
  • Member of the Inter Faith Network UK since 1995
  • Chair of numerous Mental Health regional conferences and member CSIP (Department of Health Care Services Improvement Partnership)
  • Chair of Narilets, an organisation solely created with a vision to enhance the skills and the experience of ethnic minority women in Leicester encouraging them to be more immersed in commerce, successfully securing funding from the National Lottery
  • Non Executive Director at Leicester Glenfield Hospital for three years from 1998 to 2001 for the NHS Trust
  • Vice Chair of Equal Opportunities, Education and Social Services for Leicester City Council
  • Governor of Leicester College of Further Education
  • Governor for the Trinity Hospital in Leicester
  • Patron, Guild of St Martin
  • Advisory Board, These Young Minds [2]

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  1. Manjula Sood Bio, organizational web page, accessed October 4, 2012.
  2. These Young Minds Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed October 26, 2013.