Newly elected Mayor of Haringey Kaushika Amin says 'reputation' of mayoral office must be 're-built'

Councillor Kaushika Amin, elected the new Mayor of Haringey at the new council’s first full meeting this evening, said that the “reputation” of the mayoral office needs to be “re-built”.

In her acceptance speech, Cllr Amin said that she would “use the experience of past mayors and councillors across the borough” to rebuild and “strengthen” the mayoral office.

She added that she hoped to bring her values to the role, including her belief in “equality”, and announced that the new mayoral charity would be Haringey Citizens' Advice Bureau.

She said:  “For me the most important aspect of the mayoral role is for everyone to feel part of this diverse borough.

"I see the role of mayor as one of privileged stewardship."

Cllr Amin, who has been a Labour councillor in the Northumberland Park ward since 2006, said: “Most people are reluctant to embrace change, so because of that we will take the slow and steady approach”, adding, “I operate through the philosophy that small steps can lead to big change”.

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10:51am Tue 10 Jun 14

Terry365 says...

She was not elected directly by the people. She has zero democratic legitimacy.
She was not elected directly by the people. She has zero democratic legitimacy. Terry365
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9:52am Thu 12 Jun 14

ZenithB says...

Some people - and not most of them - are reluctant to embrace change, until they know clearly it's change for the better. The steps therefore need not necessarily be too small as a way, impliedly, of cajoling them along.
Some people - and not most of them - are reluctant to embrace change, until they know clearly it's change for the better. The steps therefore need not necessarily be too small as a way, impliedly, of cajoling them along. ZenithB
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