Havering elects new mayor

Havering has a new Mayor for 2022/2023 following the Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday May 25.

Councillor Trevor McKeever, ward councillor for Beam Park, saw off competition from Conservative nominee and outgoing deputy mayor, Cllr Christine Vickery, winning the poll by 28 votes to 25.

Cllr McKeever was only elected to Havering Council for the first time at this year’s (2022) local elections and becomes the first Labour Mayor in Havering for over a decade.

Following the vote, the new mayor nominated his wife Wendy to be mayoress for the year ahead.

Councillor Stephanie Nunn, who represents Elm Park ward, was named Deputy Mayor.

Councillor McKeever, said: “It is an absolute privilege to have been elected as Mayor of Havering. I am really looking forward to beginning my work in the role, and to getting out there and working with the incredible people and organisations that make our borough so special.

“As a former firefighter, I loved being on-hand to help and support my community. As Mayor I look forward to bringing the same passion and commitment to serving the borough – and I will always put the people of Havering first.”

The Mayor’s charities will be announced in due course.

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Mick Ferris

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