Cllr Jasbir Jaspal has become the first ever Sikh woman to be named as Wolverhampton council's public health and wellbeing boss in its history. She has previously chaired the authority's health scrutiny panel and while on the Cabinet, she definitely wants to combat violent crime in Wolverhampton. Mrs Jaspal has urged community groups with any concern regarding violent crimes to contact her directly.
Mrs Jaspal, who has been a councillor since 2012 told the Express and Star, “This is a big step up for me and I am ready for the challenge, having done health scrutiny for three years.
"It is a proud moment for the Sikh community to have a female member of the Cabinet. It is probably long overdue, considering the high Sikh population in the city.
"I hope to be able to represent all of the communities in Wolverhampton.
"There are issues with violent crime in the city – particularly knives and guns. It simply has to be a priority, and I am keen to reach out to everyone to see what the council can do to deal with these problems."