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A better way

Muhammed Butt
Leader, Brent Council
Influences ● May 14, 2021

On election day I was sitting there thinking: "Why did I stand?" I was fortunate in that I was one of 20 councillors who got elected. Four were brand new councillors and I was one of them. I took those four years to understand how things worked.

Coming from a private sector background, I used to look after the whole of northwest London and the Home Counties, work with thousands of engineers. Coming into the council in 2010 and taking a look at how it was managed, I thought: "There is a better way."

Excerpt from interview conducted in seven parts on 13 January 2021. Watch the video for the full interview.

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