Saturday, 11 May 2013

New look for Brent Council Executive after AGM

Muhammed Butt was elected leader of the Labour Group on Brent Council unopposed today at the AGM. Contenders for the various contested positions were all elected changing the age profile and ethnic composition of the Executive to younger and more diverse.
Cllr Powney was defeated by Roxanne Mashari for Environment and Neighbourhoods;  Lesley Jones by James Denselow for Customers and Citizens; Janice Long by Margaret McLennan for Housing and Mary Arnold by Michael Pavey for Children and Families.

Aslam Choudry took the Crime and Public Safety post defeating Wilhelmina Mitchell-Murray for the position vacated by Lincoln Beswick.

The first meeting of the new Executive will be on Monday May 20th 7pm Brent Town Hall.  The agenda can be found HERE
Margaret McLennan - Housing
Roxanne Mashari - Environment
James Denselow - Customers
Michael Pavey - Children
Aslam Choudry-Crime


  1. YAY! No more Cllr Powney! There's a relief

  2. Roxanne Mashari has endorsed Tulip Siddiq, who is in the running for the Labour PPC in Hampstead and Kilburn. According to Siddiq's website, Mashari has said:

    “The way Tulip saved Camden’s libraries is a real inspiration to me, and I will be looking to emulate her Library Forum in Brent as a lead member.”

    1. Except that the one library Tulip Siddiq didn't "save" was the only one in a working class area - the regents park estate.

    2. Mr Firmin,

      I live in the ward you're talking about and I've seen the cabinet briefing where Labour has committed to building a new library in the vicinity which will be much better than the old dirty building.

  3. This doesn't strike me as saving them, more like allowing others to continue to run them and closing other elements.