Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor wore Dr. Martens for his official pic and it’s great
Magid Magid was elected the 122nd Lord Mayor of the Yorkshire city.
Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor was sworn in on Wednesday and he’s already breaking the internet with his incredible official portrait.
Magid Magid, 28, is the city’s youngest-ever citizen to hold the position and is injecting a new energy into the 175-year-old role.
The first Green party councillor to hold office did away with traditions of old and posed with his Dr. Martens boots and Mayoral collar, perched atop the staircase at Sheffield City Hall.
I think I might be a little bit in love with the new Lord Mayor Sheffield @MagicMagid (professionally speaking of course). This is his inaugural portrait. I mean just look at it! The clothes. The pose. The Doc Martens. Just, wow. So impactful. pic.twitter.com/bIFMXj8zPQ— Charlene White (@CharleneWhite) May 17, 2018
Councils have come a long way from the ‘keep of the *grass*’ ‘do not climb’ warnings ⚠️ of my youth 😂😂😂— Janet Fearnley (@JanF06) May 17, 2018
Next Bond— Rick Burin (@rickburin) May 17, 2018
Sheffield's new Mayor feels like the reveal of a new Doctor. First he makes Mr T look like a wuss, and then goes all Batman posing in the town hall. Good luck @MagicMagid Not sure how much "power" the Mayor has in Sheffield, but maybe a Green Mayor can sort out the tree kerfuffle pic.twitter.com/mvPI3Afuop— Stuart Grimshaw 🇬🇧🇪🇺🏴 (@Stubbs) May 16, 2018
This is the Mayor of Sheffield y’all 🙌🏿. His name is Magid Magid, is 28 years old and originally from Somalia. Yes to more young black leaders in this country, London please follow suit! pic.twitter.com/wBpCrvj8tl— Abigail Kwakye (@Abigail_Kwakye) May 17, 2018
Magid, who moved to the South Yorkshire city from Somalia aged five, spoke of his honour and privilege at becoming its 122nd lord mayor.
“Me and my family moved to Sheffield from Somalia when I was five years old to look for a better life and it was this great city I call home that welcomed me and many others like me,” he said in a statement.
“But I am not arrogant enough to think that I made it here all by myself.”
He also thanked those who had played a “minor or major” role in shaping him, and signed off with his lengthy official title: “His right worshipful, the first citizen of Sheffield, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Magid”.
The Lord Mayor is a ceremonial role and is elected by the council.