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Mayor of Lewisham announces new Cabinet team following elections

THE new Mayor of Lewisham has announced his Cabinet following the local elections.

Damien Egan was re-elected with 39,966 votes (58.05 per cent).

The Labour party held all 54 seats for local councillors in a majority win.

Nick Humberstone from the Green Party gained 10,987 votes (16 per cent) whilst Caroline Louise Attfield from The Conservative party held 7,980 votes (12 per cent).

68,847 votes were overall casted during the Lewisham Mayor elections 2022.

Mayor Egan said: “I’m honoured to have been re-elected to serve as Mayor of Lewisham for another four years –alongside a fantastic team of councillors.

“I’m excited about getting stuck in and delivering the ambitious manifesto I was elected on.

“I’m pleased to confirm my Cabinet, who will provide the talent, energy and challenge to press ahead and make a real difference in the lives of local people.

“Across the Council, I’m proud that we have our most diverse group of councillors yet.”

The Mayor’s Cabinet team is:

Brenda Dacres: Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing Development and Planning

Chris Barnham: Children, Young People and Community Safety

Paul Bell: Health and Adult Social Care

Juliet Campbell: Communities, Refugees and Wellbeing

Sophie Davis: Housing Management and Homelessness

Amanda de Ryk: Finance and Strategy

Louise Krupski: Environment and Climate Action

Kim Powell: Businesses, Jobs and Skills

André Bourne: Culture and Leisure (job share)

James-J Walsh: Culture and Leisure (job share)

These appointments will be confirmed at the Council’s AGM on May 25.

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