British based Zimbabwean Miriam Mafemba has been elected as labour councillor for Elswick ward, Newcastle city.

Miriam has been active within her trade union and the Labour Party for a number of years.

In 2019, Mirriam was elected as the Chair of UNISON’s Northern Region Health Service Committe.

She replaces Ann Schofield as a Councillor in Elswick, making her the first African to win the election.