Saturday 6 April 2013

James Powney: Catherine West 'very inspiring'

Catherine West
As the contest for Labour's nomination for Brent Central heats up Cllr James Powney posted this about one of the possible candidates on his blog yesterday.LINK  He didn't mention the Brent Central contest but Catherine West seems to have gained a fan.
I went to hear the very inspiring Catherine West, Leader of Islington Council, speak last night at a meeting in Kensal Green.  Although Islington is very different to Brent (for instance, in the amount of social housing), I am sure we could learn much from both their policies and campaign techniques.
West was recently awarded 'Council Leader of the Year' by the Local Government Information Unit and praised as a 'doer and thinker'.

Jeremy Corbyn MP (Islington North)  congratulated her:
Congratulations Catherine on your prorities of social justice and making our borough a better place. Well deserved award for your wonderfully inclusive approach to dealing with all the issues that face us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we should start an obituary for James Powney's career. It seems as though he is facing some tough opposition from Roxanne Mashari for position of Environment and Culture (interesting bearing in mind she was unsuccessful in her bid for Children and Families last year.

Can we start waving goodbye to Powney? Please?