Diversity in action: Introducing Haringey Council’s new Cabinet
A Cabinet that truly reflects the diversity of Haringey will be at the heart of the council’s key decision making process.
New Haringey Council Leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor and his new Cabinet team were confirmed in post at last night’s (Thursday 24 May) annual Full Council meeting.
The 10-strong Cabinet includes five women and six members from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Cllr Ejiofor said:
“It is a privilege to have been elected the Leader of Haringey Council, and I am proud to appoint a Cabinet that truly reflects the great diversity of our borough.
“Each of the Cabinet members brings a unique set of skills to the post, and I am confident that together we have the knowledge, expertise and experience to deliver on behalf of local people.
“Haringey is a place that people from all walks of life have chosen to make their home. We are proud that it is our home too, and we will work hand-in-hand with local communities to meet challenges together and make sure that Haringey is a cleaner, greener, safer and fairer borough.”
Cllr Ejiofor said the Cabinet will bring forward a raft of policies to make Haringey a more equal borough, including:
- Building new council homes on council land and ensuring all new developments include a significant proportion of genuinely affordable homes
- Launching a Fairness Commission to understand how residents, community groups and businesses think we can meet Haringey’s challenges
- Working with partners to tackle the blight of youth violence and gang crime
- Supporting excellent education and tackling unemployment to offer residents the best opportunities in life
- Ensuring Haringey continues to be a welcoming borough, and standing together against inequality, hatred and discrimination
Cabinet portfolios have also been redefined to ensure that they fully reflect the priorities of the new administration.
The full Haringey Council Cabinet confirmed last night is as follows:
- Leader of the Council – Cllr Joseph Ejiofor
- Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal – Cllr Emina Ibrahim
- Cabinet Member for Adults and Health – Cllr Peray Ahmet
- Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Families – Cllr Elin Weston
- Cabinet Member for Civic Services – Cllr Zena Brabazon
- Cabinet member for Communities, Safety and Engagement – Cllr Mark Blake
- Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Insourcing – Cllr Noah Tucker
- Cabinet Member for Environment – Cllr Kirsten Hearn
- Cabinet Member for Finance – Cllr Patrick Berryman
- Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration – Cllr Charles Adje
In addition to the 10 lead Cabinet positions, the Leader has appointed two Deputy Cabinet members. Cllr Makbule Gunes will be Deputy Cabinet Member for Women and Equalities, while Cllr Ishmael Osamor will be Deputy Cabinet Member for Broadwater Farm Engagement.
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