This is what Sheffield people think about Magid Magid as his term as mayor comes to an end

Sheffield residents have praised the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid as a 'hard act to follow' as his year in office nears its end.

By Lee Peace
Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 10:56 am
Updated Friday, 5th April 2019, 6:54 pm

Mr Magid revealed in February that he would be standing down as a ward councillor at the local elections in May in order to concentrate on new projects.

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The youngest lord mayor of Sheffield has hit the headlines on a number of occasions during his time in the role, including banning Donald Trump from visiting the city.

Magid Magid. Picture: Chris Saunders

A number of Star readers took to Facebook to praise him for his work.

Sue Groves believes he “will be a hard act to follow” and added: “Yes a few hiccups but he was nice, caring and funny.

“He took time out to phone my nine-year-old granddaughter to have a chat about sea pollution.”

Richard Phipps added: “I personally think he’s had a great term. His title gives him little power in the grand scheme of things so his role is to engage with the community. He’s raised loads for charity and engaged some of the younger generation in Sheffield in politics. Hats off.”

Justin Wetherill posted that he “brought love, laughter and people together with the work he did.”

Chris Wragg said: “I went along to watch the council meeting this evening, I met a young lad, aged 14, in the public gallery and he said he had been inspired by the mayor and had got very interested and active in politics because of Mr Majid.

“He has won the chance to make a speech in the House of Commons. Well done to you both.”

Writing on Twitter this week, Mr Magid said he wanted to send a message to the ‘young people’ of Sheffield as his tenure as lord mayor draws to a close.

He said: “Let me tell you something - you are the hope shining through in a city, a country, a world largely and repeatedly failed by most of its influential adults. You are my real fuel to keep fighting for a better world, without fear, without holding back.”

His final day in office will be on May 15.