CAMDEN leader Georgia Gould’s workload just got bigger after she won the vote to be the new chair of London Councils. The first cheeky DM I got back from one of her colleagues at the Town Hall when I tweeted this development earlier was: She’ll be going for Mayor of London one day.
She’s emailed the Labour group to reassure them that she won’t get distracted by her new two-jobs status.
Here’s her message:
“I am writing to let you know that this morning I was elected as Labour Group lead on London Councils which means I will take over from Cllr Peter John as Chair of London Councils when he steps down on October 13th.
As you know, I have been doing more London-wide work as Deputy Chair over the last two years.
I hope this new role will be an opportunity to work with London boroughs across our capital to help keep our communities safe, build back better, and address the deep inequalities that Covid has bought into sharp focus.
I wanted to reassure you that I remain deeply committed to our Camden community and delivering on our Camden 2025 vision, and will ensure I continue to focus on delivering for our residents.
If you have ideas about how we can be a stronger campaigning force across London then let me know. We face many challenges both in Camden and across London and we will need all our collective energy and ideas.
Thanks as always for all your support,