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Memorial tree planted in honour of city’s first female Asian councillor

Published Monday, 04 February 2019

A tree has been planted in memoriam of the city’s first ever female Asian councillor and former Lady Mayoress, Meto Lakha.

Cllr Meto Lakha's memorial tree

Meto Lakha passed away in February 2012. She made history in Coventry when she became the first female Asian councillor in May 1992 and she was also the city’s first Asian Deputy Lady Mayoress of Coventry City Council in 2004.

Her Husband, Cllr Ram P. Lakha OBE, Deputy Cabinet Member for City Services, said the tree would be a fitting tribute:

“I am so pleased to have been able to plant this tree as a lasting tribute to my wonderful late wife, Meto. She was an inspirational figure to so many through her work and dedication to the people of Coventry, her family and all her friends. I look forward to watching the tree flourish over the years.”

The tree was planted near the junction of Binley Road and Brays Lane on Saturday (2 February).

The ceremonial tree planting was also attended by Coventry-raised Mary Creagh MP, Chair of the Environment Audit Committee; Colleen Fletcher MP; the Council Leader, George Duggins and numerous Coventry City Councillors.

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