The new Mayor of Haringey was appointed last night, along with Haringey’s 2019/2020 Cabinet.

Mayor Cllr Sheila Peacock returns for her fourth stint as Mayor, over her 25 years so far on the council.

This year the Mayor will use her fundraising role to support disabled and vulnerable children (including the Step by Step nursery), the Lymphoma Cancer Association and the Friends of Pembury Nursery.

She takes over the role from Cllr Gina Adamou, who has spent the last year representing Haringey and supporting charities including Ambitious About Autism and the John Dewey College.

This year’s Deputy Mayor is Cllr Dana Carlin, who represents Hornsey ward.

Haringey’s Cabinet line-up was also announced, with Cllr Zena Brabazon taking up the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Families roles. Cllr Gideon Bull joins as Cabinet Member for Local Investment and Economic Growth, with Cllr Seema Chandwani taking up the role of Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods.

The Cabinet is as follows:

  • Leader – Cllr Joseph Ejiofor
  • Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Families – Cllr Zena Brabazon
  • Cabinet Member for Finance and Strategic Regeneration – Cllr Charles Adje
  • Cabinet Member for Corporate and Civic Services – Cllr Kaushika Amin
  • Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities – Cllr Mark Blake
  • Cabinet Member for Local Investment and Economic Growth – Cllr Gideon Bull
  • Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods – Cllr Seema Chandwani
  • Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability – Cllr Kirsten Hearn
  • Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal – Cllr Emina Ibrahim
  • Cabinet Member for Adults and Health – Cllr Sarah James

Mayor Peacock is a retired Tottenham headteacher, mum-of-five, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 15. She is a Labour councillor in Northumberland Park and has been Chair of the Tottenham and Wood Green Pensioners’ Action Group since 1994. She is also Chair of the annual Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in Haringey.

She said:

I am thrilled to be returning to the role of Mayor of Haringey – my fourth time in the role. I love this borough and it has been a pleasure to serve it as a councillor for the last 25 years. My fundraising this year will have a big focus on supporting disabled and vulnerable children, an issue close to my heart as a former teacher. I want to say thank you to Gina, who did a great job as last year’s Mayor. I can’t wait to take over now, and represent this fantastic borough as Mayor again.

More on the Cabinet here.

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