Brampton Ward Councillor Teresa O’Neill was elected as the new Leader of Bexley at the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 14th May.
Councillor O’Neill, a Bexley Councillor since 1998 and the Council’s Deputy Leader since 2006, is the only female Leader of a Conservative Council in London (and only the second of London’s 32 Borough Councils).
Commenting on her election as Leader, Councillor O’Neill, said:-
“I’d like to thank the Council for placing their trust in me and I will do my best not to let them down. My mission as Leader is to stand up for Bexley and, in building on the good work we have done in the past two years, to do everything within my power to improve the lives of residents in all parts of the Borough”.
Barnehurst Councillor Simon Windle is the new Deputy Leader,
“It is a great honour to have been elected as Deputy Leader and I am looking forward to working closely with Teresa to deliver on our priorities of keeping Council Tax low and offering Bexley residents value for money on first class local services”
One of Councillor O’Neill’s first actions as Leader was to appoint popular and well respected Sidcup Ward Councillor, June Slaughter, as Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and promoting one of the 2006 intake, Councillor John Fuller, to be the new Chairman of the Planning Control Committee.
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