Chair of London Councils demands more power for Londoners

PUBLISHED: 15:48 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:48 12 July 2016

The new chair London Council was announced on Tuesday

The new chair London Council was announced on Tuesday

Copyright Peter Kollar

Claire Kober was announced as chair of the organisation on Tuesday

The woman representing London’s 32 boroughs has called for more powers to be given to local governments.

London Councils is the cross-party organisation which represents borough councils across the capital and the City of London Corporation.

Claire Kober was announced as the new chair for the group on Tuesday.

Cllr Kober, leader of Haringey council since 2008, said: “London’s local government must have more power and resources devolved from Whitehall to be able to protect Londoners’ public services and their quality of life.

“Building on our work with the London Finance Commission, we have been working with the mayor to develop plans that sustain growth and improve public services through devolution to City Hall and the boroughs.

“Bringing London together at this time is essential and London Councils – a cross party organisation which represents the boroughs and the City of London - is well placed to meet this challenge. It is an honour to be elected to serve London local government and our capital in this critical role”

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