Philippa Roe to become new Westminster Council leader
Westminster’s new leader will be Cllr Philippa Roe after she defeated Cllr Ed Argar in a tight leadership contest last night (Wednesday).
The cabinet member for strategic finance received 26 votes to Cllr Argar’s 22 in the second round of voting at a private meeting of Westminster’s Conservative councillors.
The first round of voting saw the third candidate Cllr Glenys Roberts eliminated from the contest after receiving just three votes.
Cllr Roe, who represents the Knightsbridge and Belgravia ward, was first elected to the council in 2006.
She left her role as director of financial services firm Citigroup when she gave birth to twins and decided that a City career was incompatible with being a mother.
You may also want to watch:
Having held the housing portfolio she then took over the strategic finance cabinet post.
Cllr Roe will now be formally sworn in as Westminster Council leader at a full council meeting on March 7.
- 1 Curious Crouch End: From Mrs Hitler to the 'The Hornsey Revolution'
- 2 Baked to perfection: Dunns rakes in prizes at World Bread Awards
- 3 Swimmers find exotic python lurking outside lido
- 4 Christmas trees and lights set for Hampstead return
- 5 'Decades of cycling infrastructure progress in just a year'
- 6 Best friends: Meet the man and his cat exploring London on a bike
- 7 'Unacceptable': Fury over Crouch End roadworks diverting W5 bus
- 8 North London police officer suspended and charged with theft
- 9 Punk Blythe doll worth almost £1,000 visits Camden Town
- 10 Hundreds gather on Primrose Hill to mourn Nicole Hurley