Hounslow confirms cabinet

Councillor Steve Curran is to remain as leader of Hounslow Council following the council’s first meeting after the local elections.

Cllr Curran, ward member for Syon, was confirmed as the Leader of Hounslow Council for the next four years, and also retains the portfolio covering Corporate Strategy, Planning and Regeneration.

Councillor Lily Bath, Heston West ward, was appointed Deputy Leader, and Cabinet Member for Housing and Social Inclusion.

Speaking about priorities for the next four years, Councillor Curran told the Borough Councillors, council staff and guests that his Cabinet would “champion unity and service for the people of Hounslow”.

He said: “Mine will be a leadership for change, and my Cabinet will be a leadership for delivery. Together, we will deliver what our people need and want, and serve the people of Hounslow.”

Cllr Curran highlighted some of the key aims for this new term, including creating 400 apprenticeships and helping young people into work, and securing 3000 social rented homes and building more council homes.

He also ruled out any building on green belt land.

The new cabinet also includes Councillor Shantanu Rajawat – for Finance and Corporate Services; Councillor Katherine Dunne – for Communities and Workforce; Councillor Hanif Khan – for Transport and Corporate Property
and Councillor Guy Lambert – for Highways, Recycling and Companies.

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