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BREAKING: First Pinay Mayor in England, Cynthia Barker Has Passed Away

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Cynthia Barker Death – Dead: First Pinay Mayor in England, Cynthia Barker has reportedly passed away. Mayor Cynthia Barker has died today, 14 September. Barker was installed as mayor last June in Hertsmere.

She served as a town councillor for Elstree and Borehamwood and borough councillor for Potters Bar from May 2015 to May 2019. She was re-elected to Hertsmere to represent the Borehamwood Kenilworth ward in May 2019. On June 28 2020, Cynthia Barker was sworn in as the new mayor of Hertsmere borough, an administrative district located north of London in the United Kingdom.

Cynthia Barker death was confirmed and announced by Gene Alcantara, brother of Barker, on his Facebook post. In an official Facebook, they wrote – “It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of The Worshipful Hertsmere Mayor Councillor Cynthia Barker following a bout of serious illness,”

He added: “We will be issuing further information in due course, but may we ask please to respect the family’s privacy at this very difficult time. Your prayers for the repose of her soul would however be welcome.”

Barker has left behind an only daughter and four grandchildren.

Tributes Floods Social Media

Malcolm Conlan

Deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of Mayor Cllr #CynthiaBarker, she was not only a truly inspirational community leader but also an ambassador for women and young people. She made a significant contribution to British politics too. RIP Cynthia, my friend.

Sonnie Evangelista

Heartbreaking. Too young to leave this world. Rest in peace Ms Barker..you made the Filipinos proud of your achievements. Condolence to the bereaved family.

Rose Kiamco Clapano

I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear this sad sad news. My sincere condolences and the bereaved family and friends. So so so young to be taken by our God almighty. R. I. P mayor Cynthia.

Frewin Sophia

Condolence po!!!! I meet her when I just arrived in Uk back 2007 @ Borehanwood just to enrolled my sister at her school. She’s very approachable and lovely women.

Lankz Mendoza

Hon. Cynthia Alcantara-Barker, Mayor of Hertsmere in England, a former OFW turned politician in the UK, first Filipina ever to hold such position. A Sampableña. So saddened by the news of her passing. May she rest in peace..condolences to the bereaved family.

Few Things You Need To Know About Cynthia Barker

Cynthia Barker was sworn in as the new mayor of Hertsmere borough, an administrative district located north of London in the United Kingdom on June 2020. Before her appointment as the new Mayor, she had been the former Hertsmere deputy mayor.

Born in Laguna, Philippines, Cynthia studied Industrial Engineering at Adamson University.

She served as a town councillor for Elstree and Borehamwood and borough councillor for Potters Bar from May 2015 to May 2019. She was re-elected to Hertsmere to represent the Borehamwood Kenilworth ward in May 2019.

For Hertsmere, Cynthia has served on a variety of committees including Operations Review, Audit and Member Training and Development Group, which she chaired for three years. In the new municipal year 2019/20, she joined the Asset Management Panel, Personnel Appeals, Policy Review and Local Joint Committee.

Cynthia is a trustee for Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, trustee for the Sixty Plus Club, school governor for St Nicholas Church of England School, committee member of Elstree and Borehamwood NSPCC branch and a member of Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood, all as voluntary roles.

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