Search

COMMENT: ‘Despite gaining such a large Labour majority, we will not rest on our laurels’

17:31 29 May 2014

Councillor Claire Kober, leader of Haringey Council. Picture: Tony Gay.

Councillor Claire Kober, leader of Haringey Council. Picture: Tony Gay.

Archant

Labour group leader Cllr Claire Kober says she will not settle for mediocrity - and welcomes scrutiny from both the Lib Dems and her fellow party members over the next four years.

It is a great privilege and an honour to be re-elected as both a Haringey councillor and the leader of the council.

I am extremely proud of our success in these elections and know that it is a testament to everything we have achieved as a Labour council and the many months of hard work and dedication from our local members and candidates – speaking to residents, standing up for what they believe and fighting for every vote cast.

The local love affair with the Lib Dems is over and residents from every corner of the borough have sent a clear message that they want change.

The coming four years promise to be both exciting and extremely challenging. The ongoing government cuts will undoubtedly mean difficult choices for the council, but we will continue to work for greater equality for all our residents and build on our enduring vision for one borough.

We already have a strong foundation with some of the best schools, streets and parks in London, but we are committed to going even further over the next four years.

I am uncompromising in my ambition for Haringey. I won’t settle for mediocrity.

I want the borough to be a byword for successful, harmonious communities, high-quality public services and authentic regeneration rooted in people and opportunities.

At the heart of everything I do as council leader is a commitment to embrace diversity, which is one of our greatest assets as a borough, and tackle inequality.

Despite gaining such a large Labour majority, we will not rest on our laurels. I welcome the scrutiny of both my fellow Labour members and those within our opposition to ensure that we always strive to deliver the best services to all the residents of Haringey.

Related articles

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 18:05
The aftermath of the fire in Lewis Street, Camden

A cigarette is believed to have caused a fire which destroyed half of a flat in Lewis Street, Camden Town

Yesterday, 16:46
Four fire engines rushed to Lewis Street, Camden

A 90-year-old woman had a lucky escape when a blaze raged through her home of more than 50 years.

Yesterday, 16:19
Catherine West, Labour MP for Hornsey & Wood Green

MP Catherine West has blasted the government for an “appalling lack of action” over Syrian refugees.

Yesterday, 17:00
Sam Bardon will captain North London in their final match of the season at Kenton

Stand-in skipper Sam Bardon says North London must target victory at Kenton on Saturday – even though a four-point draw will guarantee their survival.

Results

Hampstead and Kilburn

  • Tulip Siddiq (Labour)
    23,977 (44.4%)

Finchley and Golders Green

  • Mike Freer (Conservative)
    25,835 (50.9%)

Holborn and St Pancras

  • Keir Starmer(Labour)
    29,062 (52.9%)

Most read

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Happy viewing!

MyOffers are giving you that chance to win an amazing Samsung 55” Curve HD TV.

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder