Councillor Iftakhar Hussain
Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 2020/2021
Councillor Iftakhar Hussain was first elected to serve for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in 2004. He has been representing the Bastwell and Daisyfield ward for over 15 years and has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his constituents.
He has served on many committees including: Licensing where his position was as Chair, Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee and under the Culture and Leisure Department, when he was a Lead Member for that service.
He is proud to serve as the Mayor and would like to show his gratitude to all the constituents who made this possible. Councillor Hussain moved to Blackburn at the young age of 9, he went on to study at Pleckgate High school which was followed by Blackburn College.
He has been married to Sabiran for over 30 years; they have 3 sons, 2 daughters and are proud grandparents to 3 grandchildren. Councillor Hussain was successful within the catering industry in his younger years, and has also worked at the Citizens Advice Bureau, which has allowed him to help many residents across the borough over the years.
He has worked diligently with many organisations and community groups, and especially enjoyed his time as Vice Chair of the Mela Committee during the Millennium Celebrations. He has strong morals and regularly finds time to get involved in various charity functions and proactively helps raise funds for those in need. Councillor Hussain is very keen on keeping up with the majority of sports, especially cricket and football. In his free time, he enjoys expanding his knowledge through reading history books.
He is very humbled with achieving the role of Mayor and is looking forward to making the most and enjoying the year ahead. The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress for 2020 - 2021 will be Councillor Derek Hardman and Mrs Colette Hardman.