Leader of Camden Conservatives steps down

CAMDEN Conservatives unanimously elected a new leader at a meeting last night after Cllr Andrew Marshall decided to step down. After four years on the job he is replaced by Frognal and Fitzjohn s councillor Martin Davies and Cllr Andrew Mennear was also u

CAMDEN Conservatives unanimously elected a new leader at a meeting last night after Cllr Andrew Marshall decided to step down.

After four years on the job he is replaced by Frognal and Fitzjohn's councillor Martin Davies and Cllr Andrew Mennear was also unanimously elected as deputy leader.

In light of the new political situation with Labour winning control of the council Cllr Marshall, who has been deputy leader of the council for the past four years, decided to stand down and enable a fresh leader to take the group forward.

Cllr Marshall said: "In a completely new political situation, I decided this was the right time for me to stand down and allow a fresh leader to build on what was actually a strong Conservative vote in many parts of the borough.


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"It has been a huge privilege to lead the Conservative group and to serve as deputy leader of the council.

"The partnership administration has a strong record of achievement in which the Conservative group played a very full part."

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Cllr Martin Davies added: "We are entering a new era and I am delighted that the Conservative group has chosen me to lead them.

"I see my role as leading the robust challenge of the new Labour administration, whilst building the broad conservative consensus with the people of Camden as the foundations for our future success.

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