Parvinder Singh Batth, an Indian-origin Conservative party councillor was chosen as the mayor of United Kingdom’s Wokingham Borough Council.
With this, he became the first Sikh to hold the Mayor’s position in UK. He succeeds Councillor UllaKarin Clark for this post and will serve till 2016.
Parvinder Singh Batth previously had served as Deputy Mayor of borough of Wokingham in Berkshire in south east England.
He was born in Indian state of Punjab in the farmer’s family. Later he had migrated to United Kingdom.