Councillor has stepped down

27 September 2018 in Council and democracy and Mayor
Newham councillor Veronica Oakeshott has stepped down as an elected member for Boleyn ward for family reasons.
Veronica, who was first elected to the ward in December 2015 in a by-election, is moving to Oxfordshire. She said: “New Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz has an exciting agenda ahead and I have every confidence that this young, talented borough will go from strength to strength. It has been an absolute pleasure to work for the people of Boleyn ward.”
The Mayor said: “Veronica has shown great tenacity in representing residents passionately across a range of issues. Her concerns about genuinely affordable housing on West Ham United’s former Boleyn Ground, alongside the campaign she started to keep the Champions sculpture in the ward is a tribute to her excellence as a local representative.” Arrangements for a by-election are being made.