Haringey Liberal Democrats have elected Stroud Green councillor Richard Wilson as new leader of the Council group.
On his appointment Cllr Wilson said:
“I am very proud to have the opportunity to lead a strong group of Liberal Democrat councillors in Haringey that will continue to stand up for residents against Labour’s terrible stewardship of this borough. I will help us to provide a positive alternative vision of how Haringey Council could work with residents to improve the Borough.
“It’s time that the gloves come off in the fight to protect vulnerable people from Labour’s ill-conceived cuts – to our older people’s day centres, youth service and children’s centres – and to reveal Labour’s waste and mismanagement.
“It is an honour to step into the shoes of former leaders such as Robert Gorrie, Neil Williams and Lynne Featherstone.
“I will follow in Lynne’s footsteps by standing up for residents on the issues that really matter to them, and fighting for better services and a better Council.”
Outgoing Lib Dem leader Cllr Robert Gorrie comments:
“I’m delighted that in Richard Wilson we have a new leader for the group who is a proven and experienced local campaigner with a positive vision for the borough and an eagerness to hold this Labour administration to account for its many and continued failings.”
Local Liberal Democrat MP, Lynne Featherstone adds:
“Richard will be a massive asset to the Council group as leader and I am delighted that we have a talented campaigner who will hold no punches in continuing to expose the poor decisions made by Haringey Labour.”