A British Filipina has recently brought pride and honor to the Philippines recently as she became the first Filipina to become a mayor in England.
Prior to getting elected as a mayor, Cynthia Barker became a councilor and a deputy mayor first.
She was elected as mayor of Hertsmere last June 24, 2020. Barker made the headlines in 2015 when she was elected as a deputy mayor in the UK.
“Ako po ay lubusang naantig sainyong mga suporta sa aking pagkahirang ng bagong Mayor ng Hertsmere. Ang aking pagkakaupo bilang isang mayor dito sa UK, ay katunayan na tinatanggap at kinikilala ang mga Pilipino sa bansang Inglatera,” she said.
Barker revealed that her mother is an overseas Filipino worker and had helped her to migrate to the UK.