Mayor Fiaz announces cabinet members for housing, youth, education and finance in Newham Council

Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz meets with John Healey MP on the Carpenters Estate in Stratford. Pictu

Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz meets with John Healey MP on the Carpenters Estate in Stratford. Picture: Andrew Baker - Credit: Andrew Baker

Rokhsana Fiaz, Newham’s new mayor, has announced the first members of her cabinet.

Focusing on her manifesto pledges, the first names to be revealed are the members for housing, youth, education and finance.

Councillor Charlene McLean for West Ham ward will be deputy mayor, in charge of the youth safety board and corporate parenting.

East Ham Central’s Julianne Marriott will be cabinet member for education, children and young people.

Another West Ham councillor, John Gray, will be in the cabinet as head of housing services, while finance will be run by councillor Terence Paul from Stratford and New Town ward.

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Ms Fiaz said: “The people of Newham have put their trust in me for the next four years to work with them and for them on making things better for everyone. I am pleased to be able to announce the first members of a talented new Cabinet who have the vision and drive to help deliver the promises I made in my manifesto.”

She added: “The role of a councillor as a public servant is one that we should promote. We shall be doing things differently with a huge emphasis on transparency, accountability and with residents involved in the decision making process through public question times and citizen assemblies.

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“I want people to feel more confident in the way the council works, to be able to have the conversations with us that shape our priorities, and be able to hold me, my Cabinet colleagues and councillors to account.”

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