Wanstead councillor steps down from leader duties due to ill health

PUBLISHED: 17:32 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:32 16 January 2018

Robert Cole will take over. Picture: Redbridge Conservatives

Robert Cole will take over. Picture: Redbridge Conservatives


The Redbridge Conservative group deputy leader has resigned on health grounds.

Councillor Michelle Dunn, who is a representative for the Wanstead ward has stepped down from her leader duties. She will be replaced, unopposed by Councillor Robert Cole of Clayhall ward.

Leader of the Conservatives, Councillor Paul Canal, welcomed the new deputy and also paid homage to the work of his predecessor.

“Firstly can I pay tribute to the exemplary efforts of councillor Dunn over the last two years.

“I have greatly appreciated her support and hard work and was deeply saddened to learn she wished to step down for health reasons.

“I and all our Conservative councillors wish her a speedy return to full health and to the front bench.”

Councillor Canal who also represents Bridge ward said he is grateful to the Clayhall representative for taking on such a vital role.

“Few are more experienced, and as a Redbridge man “born and bred”, none have a greater concern for the future of our borough,” he added.

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