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Current Lord Mayor

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Councillor Bablin Molik
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff
Municipal Year 2023 to 2024

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Cardiff councillor Bablin Molik, who has become the 118th Lord Mayor of Cardiff, has named UCAN Productions​ - a performance and creative arts charity for blind and partially-sighted children – as her chosen charity for her term in office.

Cllr Molik will be assisted in the key ambassadorial role for the city by Cllr Jane Henshaw who is the new Deputy Lord Mayor.
Both councillors will take up their new positions at Cardiff Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 25 May. 

Cllr Bablin Molik said: "It is a great honour to become the 118th Lord Mayor of Cardiff. I am the 16th female Lord Mayor, the first woman of colour and the first Muslim Lord Mayor of Cardiff. As well as the civic duties that will be bestowed upon me, I am very keen to get out into the community to champion my chosen charity which will be UCAN Productions. Cardiff has so much to offer, and I look forward to the busy schedule ahead of me. Already a wide series of events are being organised so that we can visit as many communities across the city as possible.” 

The Lord Mayor acts as the lead ambassador for the city’s civic functions, and as the chairperson at Full Council meetings.

Cllr Molik is a councillor for Cyncoed and Lakeside. She was first elected to the council in 2017 and was re-elected in 2022. Her husband, Molik Musaddek Ahmed will become the Lord Mayor’s Consort.

Married with two teenage daughters, Cllr Molik moved to Wales as a six-year-old child from Bangladesh. She was educated in Cardiff, attending Marlborough Primary School, then Corpus Christi Roman Catholic School before studying for A Levels at St David’s Roman Catholic Sixth Form College. Cllr Molik has a BSc Degree in Biochemistry and a PHD in Eye Biology from Cardiff University.

Cllr Molik takes over as Lord Mayor from Cllr Graham Hinchey and Cllr Henshaw takes over as Deputy Lord Mayor from Cllr Abdul Sattar.​

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