The switch from nursing to politics (law) is a special feat traceable to over very own Dr Kate Anolue. She’s an Anambra indigene who pursued her father’s wish to become a nurse and later chased after her passion to study law. As a nurse, she has recorded a thousand births in her forty years of experience.
Dr Kate Anolue also served her local government for a space of 4 years before travelling back to the UK. She had a taste of pain when she lost her husband at a time when her last child was just eighteen months old. As a widowed mother of four Dr Kate Anolue knew what it meant to single-handedly raised children.
After her study of law, Dr Kate was made the Mayor of London Borough of Enfield in 2012. In 2019, she was reappointed for the second time, as the Mayor of London Borough of Enfield. She is the first Nigerian and only woman to become a Mayor in Borough of Enfield.
During her first tenure, she raised £44,000 (N20,505,240.80) for charity causes. She determined to do more for the girl child, ensure gender equality and create employment for youths.
Her hometown, Nanaka in 2008 made her a Chief and was conferred with the title “Ada Jere Mba Tulu Ugo” meaning “Our daughter that went to a foreign land and brought us glory”
On the occasion of her inauguration, she said “I am proud and honoured to stand here as elected mayor of this great, vibrant and diverse borough of ours. My fellow councillors have placed a great privilege and responsibility upon me and I want to express my sincere appreciation of you all for putting your trust in me.
I urge my fellow councillors, left and right, let us do the right thing and look forward, so we can make Enfield a better place. Last time during my mayoral year I raised £44,000 in one year and no one has beaten that, so I want to beat my own record”