August 23 2014 Latest news:
Sam Gelder, Reporter
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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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