Miriam Mafemba elected as councillor for Newcastle city

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.