Forest Gate councillor resigns to become Sadiq Khan advisor

Cllr Ellie Robinson, for Forest Gate North, with her mum, Frances Clarke, who was elected to Wall En

Cllr Ellie Robinson, for Forest Gate North, with her mum, Frances Clarke, who was elected to Wall End at the 2014 elections - Credit: Archant

A councillor has resigned to become an advisor to the newly-elected Mayor of London.

Ellie Robinson, who has represented Forest Gate North since 2010, will stand down from Newham Council with immediate effect, it was announced through her ward blog this morning.

She will now become a senior advisor for Sadiq Khan, having worked for the Labour politician’s campaign team since September.

“It has been a very hard decision, and I feel very emotional about it,” she wrote. “It has been an absolute honour representing Forest Gate.

“I have really enjoyed being a councillor for the last six years, in the area where I grew up and still live.


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“That’s over 100 surgeries, thousands of pieces of case work, and too much leafleting and door knocking to calculate.”

Among her achievements, she listed the creation of Newham’s one stop service for domestic violence victims and playing a part in the borough’s first play street as her proudest.

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