Magid Magid is the 122nd Lord Mayor of Sheffield.
Magid came to Sheffield aged 5 with his family from Somalia where they made Sheffield their home. Magid grew up in the S4 area of Sheffield where he attended Fir Vale Secondary School.
After a year out travelling around the world, Magid went to the University of Hull where he studied Aquatic Zoology. At University, Magid played an active role and became involved in all aspects of University life. He founded and led the University of Hull’s MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Club where he was given his fight name ‘Magic Magid the Submission Magician’. He was also heavily involved in his Students Union and this is where he found the love for activism which led him to be elected as the President of his Students Union.
Magid has a wide pallet of experience from running his own digital marketing business, working for the housing charity Shelter, to being self-employed. As well as being an anti-racism social justice campaigner, Magid wanted to play a more active role in his community and decided to stand as a Green Party Councillor for the ward ‘Broomhill & Sharrow Vale’ where he was elected in 2016.
On becoming Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid said;
“Although it seems a bit surreal that I am Lord Mayor of my home city Sheffield, it is a real privilege and honour. Sheffield welcomed me and my family with open arms and this is one way I can truly give back to this incredible city that has given me and others so much. During my tenure I will be focussing on championing young people and celebrating all the amazing creative culture that we produce”.
Inviting the Lord Mayor to an event
Please contact the Lord Mayor’s Office if you would like to invite the Lord Mayor to an event. If you are sending an invite in the post or by email please include appropriate details such as the date, time, place and type of event.
The Lord Mayor has a full programme of civic engagements and it is not always possible to fit in events at short notice.
Protocol for organisers of functions to be attended by the Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor should be addressed as:
- The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield (Councillor Magid Magid)
The Local Government Acts provide that the Lord Mayor shall have precedence in all places in the city, except when either the Lord Lieutenant or a member of the Royal Family is present.
In any seating arrangement, except when the Lord Mayor occupies the chair, the place reserved for the Lord Mayor should be on the immediate right of the person presiding.
The responsible person should meet the Lord Mayor at the entrance on arrival and introduce him to the Host.
The Lord Mayor will usually be accompanied by a Chauffeur / Attendant who is required to remain on duty within easy call by the Lord Mayor.
If the Lord Mayor is required to speak at any function, except for an introduction, it is normal for him to be the first speaker or associated with the first toast, and his consent to speak should be sought well in advance.
All relevant information concerning the event should be supplied to the Assistant to the Lord Mayor together with details of any activity involving the Lord Mayor, for his agreement.
Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund
Charitable donations are given to the Lord Mayor from various individuals and organisations throughout the year. These are controlled by the Lord Mayor’s Office acknowledging donations, banking the money and keeping appropriate records. This year the money collected in the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund will benefit:
How to donate to the Lord Mayor's Charity Fund
You can donate to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund via:
Sort code 20-76-92
Account number 63672913
Please add your name and reference to any donation.
Or send a cheque payable to 'The Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund' to our address.