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‘I’m proud to have played my part in making Havering a better place’: Outgoing council leader Michael White

PUBLISHED: 09:45 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:34 21 January 2014

Cllr Michael White has been leader of the council for ten years

Cllr Michael White has been leader of the council for ten years

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Councillor Michael White, who announced his decision to stand down as Havering Council leader, released this statement this morning:

“After ten years, I have decided to step down as leader of Havering Council to take up a new position in the private sector.

“It’s been my absolute privilege to lead this council for the last decade and I am immensely proud of what we have been able to achieve in that time. I feel extremely fortunate that I have been able to work with a group of visionary councillors and hugely committed officers. I would like to thank them all.

“Together, we have stabilised tax bills for residents; invested in local priorities - from parks and social care to libraries and schools; protected valued services like weekly bin collections and made sure our borough remains a clean, green and rewarding place to live.

“Somebody new will have the honour of leading the council and the Conservative group into May’s local elections. I will stand in the hope of once again representing the residents of Squirrel’s Heath ward, but as I return to work in the private sector I don’t believe I can continue to devote the time needed to lead the council effectively.

“I will be sorry to go, but I am proud to have played my part in making Havering a better place to live and I wish my successor the very best for the future.”

What do you think of Cllr White’s time as leader? Call Sam Gelder on 020 8477 5810 or email sam.gelder@archant.co.uk

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