Saturday, December 15, 2018

Newham Council Cabinet December 2018

I am honoured to be appointed as a Deputy Mayor and congratulations to my new Cabinet Colleagues. 

has announced some changes and additions to her Cabinet who will support her in ensuring that residents are at the heart of everything Newham Council does, and accelerate the pace of change required to deliver on her manifesto pledges.
​At a meeting of the Council at Stratford Town Hall on Monday, the Mayor unveiled:
  • ​Councillor Sarah Ruiz – Cabinet member for children’s social care
  • Councillor Zulfiqar Ali – Cabinet member for sustainable transport and highways
  • Councillor James Beckles – Cabinet member for crime and community safety.
In addition, the Mayor said that Councillor John Gray has been asked to assume duties as Deputy Mayor (Statutory) alongside his responsibilities as Cabinet member for housing services. 

Councillor Charlene McLean now has duties as Deputy Mayor (Community) and also becomes Cabinet member responsible for community neighbourhoods.

The other members of the Cabinet remain the same:
  • ​Councillor Terence Paul – finance and corporate services
  • Councillor Julianne Marriott – education
  • Councillor Susan Masters – health and adult social care
  • Councillor Rachel Tripp – environment.
The Mayor also announced a number of new Assistant Cabinet member roles to support the Mayor’s agenda. They are:
  • ​Councillor Firoza Nekiwala – supporting health and adult social care 
  • Councillor Carleene Lee-Phakoe – supporting children’s social care
  • Councillor James Asser – supporting environment and the sustainable transport agenda
  • Councillor Shaban Mohammed – supporting housing services.
Mayor Fiaz said: “I am very pleased to announce these appointments as members of the Cabinet as lead or Assistant members. They reflect the talent of a new generation of councillors to help me accelerate this administration’s bold, ambitious and radical vision to change our borough for the better and help me deliver the promises I made in my election manifesto.

“I look forward to working with my new Cabinet colleagues and all our elected members to continue our conversations with residents so that they can help us shape our future priorities and have confidence and trust in the way this council works on their behalf.”

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