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BREAKING: Havering council leader to step down

08:17 21 January 2014

Cllr Michael White

Cllr Michael White

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Councillor Michael White last night announced he is to step down as leader of Havering Council.

He broke the shock news at a Conservative Party meeting after returning from holiday in Africa.

The decision comes just months before the Havering Council elections.

It is believed a job offer presents a conflict of interest for Cllr White.

Deputy council leader, Cllr Steven Kelly, will take the reigns in the lead-up to the election with Cllr Michael Armstrong serving as his deputy.

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