Danilo Favor will serve as town mayor from 2019 to 2020, according to the website of East Grinstead Town Council. He is the first Filipino to be elected town mayor in the UK.
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Pinoy nurse elected UK mayor
Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino nurse has been elected mayor of East Grinstead in West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Danilo Favor will serve as town mayor from 2019 to 2020, according to the website of East Grinstead Town Council. He is the first Filipino to be elected town mayor in the UK.

In 2018, Favor was elected deputy mayor of East Grinstead.

Favor has been the town councilor of Ashplats Ward since 2011 and works as ophthalmic clinical nurse specialist at the Queen Victoria Hospital.

“Entering into British politics was God given opportunity. It was not our plan and beyond my dreams and expectations,” Favor was quoted by ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau as saying.

One of the mayor’s charities is the Queen Victoria Hospital Charitable Funds, which aims “to support the work, patient support and research carried out at the hospital,” the East Grinstead website said.

He would also prioritize the creation of EG First Responders, which aims to respond to emergency medical situations within eight minutes.

Favor would also push for the establishment of EG Street Pastors, who will patrol the streets late at night on weekends and after school hours.

Favor migrated to the UK in 2000 with his wife Maribel, also a nurse.

In 2014, Favor received a Community Service Award from Mid-Sussex District Council for his active involvement in various community organizations.

Prior to entering politics, he received the Presidential Banaag Award for outstanding individuals and organizations overseas that promoted the interests of overseas Filipino communities.

Favor graduated in the Philippines with a degree in nursing and completed his ophthalmology nurse specialist studies at King’s College in London.

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