A Wolverhampton councillor has spoken of her delight after being highly commended at the 7th British Indian Awards.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, was shortlisted in the Influencer of the Year Category at the awards, held last week. 

She was commended for actively working in the local community with voluntary organisations, as well as serving as a school governor and as a governor with Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

After the awards Councillor Jaspal, who is a ward member for Heath Town, thanked those who had helped her be recognised at the awards.

She said: “It was an honour to be Highly Commended in the Influencer of the Year category. This credit is due to the hard work by the people who support me, my council team, the City of Wolverhampton Council and my family.

“Receiving this award as a councillor shows the growing recognition and awareness in the Indian community of the tremendous work and goodwill that goes into providing public services. This is a positive for the council and the wider community.”

Councillor Jaspal was praised by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Brookfield, who appointed her to his cabinet earlier this year.

He said “I’d like to extend the congratulations of everybody at the City of Wolverhampton Council to Councillor Jaspal on her achievement.

“The fact that she has been highly commended at a national awards ceremony shows the fantastic work she does around the city and in her local community, and how much of a respected figure she is in Wolverhampton and beyond.

“She is the epitome of good public service, serves the city tenaciously and is a great asset to our cabinet.”

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