Sunday, 31 January 2010
Councillor Surjan Singh Dohra was the Mayor of Wolverhampton, UK for the year 2009-10. The city of Wolverhampton is a city of over 250,000 people in the West Midlands area of England. Councillor Surjan Singh was born and educated in India, where he trained to be a teacher and taught in secondary schools. He immigrated to England in 1964. He lived and worked in Leicester before moving to Wolverhampton in 1965 where he worked for British Leyland until it closed in 1982. He then started his own business until his retirement in 1996. Surjan first became a councillor for the St. Peters ward of the city in 1978. Since then he has served on commitees and was first elected mayor in 1991/1992.