Green Party’s single Camden councillor Maya de Souza to step down in Highgate
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The Green Party’s single Camden councillor has announced she is to step down after eight years in the role.
Highgate councillor Maya de Souza will not stand for re-election to Camden Council next month.
Cllr de Souza wrote to supporters in Highgate this weekend to inform them of her decision.
She said: “Working both as a civil servant and a councillor has never been an easy balancing act, and as a result of changes in my role, sadly I don’t feel able to continue with this.”
The Greens will field a full slate of candidates for the council election on May 22, with Highgate singled out as the party’s number one target by national leader Natalie Bennett.
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Former London Mayoral candidate Sian Berry, architectural designer Matt Johnston and lawyer Robert McCracken QC make up the party’s team to contest the election in Highgate.
Cllr de Souza added: “I am delighted to be handing over the baton of Green politics to a strong new Highgate Green team. Sian, Matt and Robert have a great deal to offer to Highgate residents, and to Camden as a whole, and I hope they will be welcomed by voters in Highgate to replace me as their councillor.”
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