15 May 2010

New Labour Cabinet announced

With the election finished and the people of Lambeth giving a resounding thumbs up to Labour the newly elected council has been assembling at the Town Hall. The Labour group of 44 Councillors has 13 new faces, including Adrian Garden from Vassall Ward in Lambeth.

The Labour Group would like thank those who voted to keep Labour in control of Lambeth and give us a mandate to carry on the work of improving Lambeth and carrying out our Manifesto commitments to you.

Councillor Steve Reed and Councillor Jackie Meldrum will continue as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council but the Cabinet will include are some new faces - Councillor Florence Nosegbe and Councillor Pete Robbins have both been appointed to the Cabinet for the first time.

The Cabinet is also the most diverse that at any other point in the council’s history. There are six women and Cllr Nosegbe and Cllr Campbell as representatives of our diverse communities.

Cllr Steve Reed leader of the Labour Group and the Council says “Thank you to all of those who voted for Labour to continue running the Council, it’s a testament to the Labour Group that we have been getting things right and most importantly listening to what you want in Lambeth. The Labour Group is really looking forward to getting on with the job in hand and making Lambeth a better fairer place for all”

The new Lambeth Council Cabinet

Leader of the Council – Councillor Steve Reed

Deputy Leader – Councillor Jackie Meldrum

Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety – Councillor Rachel Heywood

Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and the 2012 Games – Councillor Florence Nosegbe

Cabinet Member for Housing – Councillor Lib Peck

Cabinet Member for Environment – Councillor Lorna Campbell

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning & Employment – Councillor Sally Prentice

Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing – Councillor Jim Dickson

Cabinet Member for Finance – Councillor Paul McGlone

Cabinet Member for Children’s & Young People Services – Councillor Pete Robbins

Lambeth Council Leader elect Steve Reed with members of the Lambeth Council Cabinet
The new Lambeth Cabinet