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Mayor Jules Pipe re-elected as Chair of London Councils

Mayor Jules Pipe has been re-elected as chair of London Councils at the first Leaders' Committee meeting since the General Election

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Mayor Jules Pipe has been re-elected as chair of London Councils at the first Leaders' Committee meeting since the General Election. Cllr Claire Kober was re-elected as Deputy Chair.

London Councils makes the case to government and other agencies to get the best deal for Londoners and ensure that local authorities have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for residents and local businesses.

London Councils’ Executive membership remains unchanged, and Cllr Muhammed Butt takes over the role of spokesperson for equality issues.

Chair of London Councils, Mayor Jules Pipe, said: "London Councils will continue to make the case to central government for fully funding the vital local services Londoners need – housing, school places, skills training and jobs.

"London government is demanding further devolution to address many of the capital’s problems. In order to have a chance of helping the 450,000 Londoners who are long-term unemployed or economically inactive we need control over work programmes and the ability to support businesses.

"A transfer of further powers to the Mayor and the boroughs on health, housing and crime & justice would ensure that Londoners do not miss out on the benefits that people in Manchester or Birmingham will receive through deals taking place in cities and regions across England." 

London Councils’ Executive is:

  • Mayor Jules Pipe (Lab, Hackney) Chair
  • Cllr Claire Kober (Lab, Haringey) Deputy-Chair, Infrastructure and Regeneration
  • Cllr Julian Bell (Lab, Ealing) Chair, Transport and Environment Committee (TEC)
  • Mr Mark Boleat (Ind, City) Vice-Chair
  • Mayor Sir Steve Bullock (Lab, Lewisham) Housing
  • Cllr Ruth Dombey (LidDem, Sutton) Vice-Chair
  • Cllr Peter John (Lab, Southwark) Children, Skills and Employment
  • Cllr Teresa O’Neill (Con, Bexley) Vice Chair and Health
  • Cllr Lib Peck (Lab, Lambeth) Crime and Public Protection
  • Cllr Ray Puddifoot MBE (Con, Hillingdon) Adult Social Care
  • Cllr Philippa Roe (Con, Westminster) Conservative Group lead on Devolution and Public Services Reform

In addition, the Co-President of London Councils roles remain unchanged. They are:

  • The Rt Hon the Lord Adonis (Lab)
  • The Baroness Hamwee (Lib Dem)
  • The Baroness Hanham CBE (Con) 
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