Mayor Jason Perry welcomed Croydon’s newly elected councillors to the Town Hall today for a series of induction meetings and workshops with both their peers and council staff.
In his directly elected role as Executive Mayor, he will control the Council with overall responsibility and executive powers for policy, direction and delivery of services.
Mayor Perry greeted councillors in their first session of the day, speaking about the importance of working together to fix Croydon and restore faith and pride in the borough.
Following local election counts over the weekend, the Council is now made up of 34 Labour councillors, 32 Conservative councillors, two Green councillors and one Liberal Democrat councillor – the vast majority of whom were in attendance today.
The Mayor will shortly be appointing a Cabinet of up to nine councillors to support him in delivering his agenda for change.
Jason Perry, Mayor of Croydon said:
“It has been great to see so many new and familiar faces at today’s councillor induction.
“Its clear residents want change and having an Executive Mayor is a chance to achieve that. Having listened to the people of Croydon I have a clear agenda to restore pride to our borough and provide the quality, accessible and compassionate services our residents deserve.”
Text and images courtesy of Croydon Council.