Her Worship, Mayor Kate Anolue

Her Worship, Mayor Kate Anolue

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Kate is the first Nigerian to be elected as Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield twice after she was sworn-in for another year in office on Wednesday May 8, 2019. She had served in 2012/13, as the Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield.

From trekking over fifteen kilometers and sometimes across enemy territory as a young girl assisting her family during the Biafran civil war in Nigeria, Kate has been able to uplift herself  out of poverty to become the first female of Nigerian origin to be made double Mayor of London Borough of Enfield in England, UK. Kate is a woman of indomitable spirit whose faith in God coupled with her upbringing made her one of the highly respected people in the UK. She moved to England to join her husband and soon qualified as a nurse and midwife, while raising her family. She served the National Health Service (NHS) for forty years.

As a young widow she made sure that the four children she was left to support never lacked. As if that was not enough, she pursued her passion for Law and qualified as a Lawyer. Even though she had always been involved in the community as a midwife, her Law degree enabled her to serve her community at a different level. She became a Councillor, Deputy Mayor and then the Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield. She served as a two-time Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield.

Kate Anolue served as Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield, England from 2012 to 2013 and then from 2019 to 2020, making her the first person from the black ethnic minority to be double Mayor. Kate worked as a midwife at North Middlesex Hospital, London for forty years. Her work in the community exposed her to the opportunity of working with vulnerable women and young people. This ignited her enduring passion to add value to others, which led to her interest in politics.

She became a Councillor, which then led to her role as Deputy Mayor and then Mayor in 2012. She is the Founder/Chair of Tender Care Health Initiative. She is also the Founder of Forum For African, African-Caribbean And Asian Women In Politics (FAWP). Kate supports various charities and organizations that promote women and youth empowerment. Kate lives in England, UK and would love to be remembered as the lady who loves to dance.

Elected mayor of Enfield during the 2012/13 year, Kate was conferred with an honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Enfield in April 2007. This is the highest tribute that can be bestowed upon someone who has rendered eminent services to the community and was awarded in recognition of her services that included being a local councillor for 12 years.

During her term as Mayor for the London Borough of Enfield, Kate raised funds for Sickle Cell, as well as for disabled children. Among her many awards, she is Winner of The Nigerian Watch Newspaper “Woman of the Year 2014” and “Nigerian Centenary Award UK 2014”.  She was also conferred with “Freedom of the London Borough of Enfield in 2007, for her community work.   Kate was made a Chieftain in her home town in Nigeria where was conferred with the title “Ada Jelu Mba Tulu Ugo”, which means “Our daughter who went to a foreign land and brought us glory”.  Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) and is a qualified midwife. Chief Kate received the prestigious” Women4Africa Recognition” award

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