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!
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?
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