Search

New Redbridge Conservative leader: Cllr Paul Canal replaces Cllr Keith Prince

09:22 28 May 2014

Cllr Paul Canal

Cllr Paul Canal

Archant

Paul Canal, a Bridge ward councillor, has been elected the new leader of the Redbridge Conservatives, replacing Cllr Keith Prince.

Cllr Canal was elected leader at the Tory AGM on Saturday, with Cllr Tom McClaren, a Church End councillor, elected chief whip and Cllr Colin Cronin elected group treasurer. Robert Cole, a Clayhall ward councillor, will be the deputy leader.

Cllr Canal said: “We will vigorously and constructively hold the new [Labour] administration to account and do all we can to protect this borough from untrammelled socialism that has ruined Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham.

He also added: “I also pay tribute to my predecessor Cllr Keith Prince, one of our longest serving leaders, who has stood down.

“He was selfless, committed and worked very hard for this borough. We owe him a debt of gratitude.”

In the statement announcing his appointment, it was revealed Cllr Joyce Ryan had been re-elected as group secretary.

“It will be a privilege to lead this group of new and experienced Conservative councillors,” said Cllr Canal.

“I am confident that in May 2018 we will restore the borough to Conservative control.”

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 19:00
O's boss Fabio Liverani
 (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Brisbane Road boss felt his team should have defended better after taking the lead against Sheffield United

Eton Manor celebrate their play-off win over Chobham

London League play-off: Eton Manor 17 Chobham 14

Yesterday, 17:07
West Ham United's Adrian is mobbed by James Collins and Kevin Nolan after saving a penalty during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London.

QPR deeper into the relegation mire after Loftus Road stalemate

O's manager Fabio Liverani raises a smile (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Sky Bet League One: Leyton Orient 1 Sheffield United 1

Candidate List

Ilford North

Ilford South

Remaining hustings: April 24, 7.30pm, United Reform Church, Riches Road, and May 3, 2pm, Ilford Islamic Centre, Albert Road

Leyton and Wanstead

Remaining hustings: April 25, 11am, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library

Chingford and Woodford Green

Remaining hustings: April 27, 7.30pm, Woodford Memorial Hall

Most read

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder