Friday, 14 May 2010

Labour appoints a new leadership team

With the election finished and the people of Lambeth giving a resounding thumbs up to Labour in Lambeth you voted in 44 Labour Group Councillors including 13 new faces to the council in the Borough elections on May 6th 2010.

The Labour Group would like thank those who voted to keep Labour in control of Lambeth and give us a mandate to carry on the work of improving Lambeth and carrying out our Manifesto commitments to you.

Councillor Steve Reed and Councillor Jackie Meldrum will continue as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council but there are some new faces. Cllr Florence Nosegbe and Cllr Pete Robbins have both been appointed to the Cabinet for the first time.

The Cabinet is also the most diverse that at any other point in the council’s history. There are 6 women and Cllr Nosegbe and Cllr Campbell as representatives of our diverse communities.

Cllr Steve Reed leader of the Labour Group and the Council says “Thank you to all of those who voted for Labour to continue running the Council, it’s a testament to the Labour Group that we have been getting things right and most importantly listening to what you want in Lambeth. The Labour Group is really looking forward to getting on with the job in hand and making Lambeth a better fairer place for all."

The new Cabinet is as follows:

Leader of the Council – Steve Reed
Deputy Leader – Jackie Meldrum.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety – Cllr Rachel Heywood
Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and the 2012 Games – Cllr Florence Nosegbe
Cabinet Member for Housing – Cllr Lib Peck
Cabinet Member for Environment – Cllr Lorna Campbell
Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning & Employment – Cllr Sally Prentice
Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing – Cllr Jim Dickson
Cabinet Member for Finance – Cllr Paul McGlone
Cabinet Member for Children’s & Young People Services – Cllr Pete Robbins

Congratulations to the new team!

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