25th April 2019
British Takeaway Campaign chairman Ibrahim Dogus has been sworn in as mayor of Lambeth.
The former Kurdish refugee, whose parents fled to the UK when he was 14, owns three central London restaurants – Troia, Westminster Kitchen and Cucina – and is founder of the British Kebab Awards. Dogus also owns his own beer brand, Bira,
Dogus received a commendation last summer after refusing to shut Troia during the Westminster Bridge attack, remaining open to provide police with food and shelter.
Dogus said: “As Lambeth’s first Kurdish mayor this will be my message – one community, one Lambeth, one London, one world.”