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Harrow Council unveils new cabinet to meet the challenges of recovery from the pandemic

Harrow Council leader Cllr Graham Henson has unveiled a new Cabinet with several members taking on different portfolios.

The new Portfolio changes have been made to meet the challenges of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. 
 
The Council’s newly-revised Cabinet will be:
 
Cllr Graham Henson – Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Strategy, Regeneration, Partnerships and Devolution

Cllr Natasha Proctor – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance & Resources

Cllr Sue Anderson – Community Engagement, Accessibility and Customer Services

Cllr Peymana Assad – Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement

Cllr Simon Brown – Adults & Social Care

Cllr Keith Ferry – Business, Property and Leisure

Cllr Phil O’Dell – Housing

Cllr Varsha Parmar – Environment and Climate Change

Cllr Christine Robson – Education and Social Services for Children and Young People

Cllr Krishna Suresh – Equalities and Public Health

Council Leader Cllr Graham Henson said: “Over the past 14 months the council has faced significant challenges responding to the Covid pandemic, we are often reported as saying that it has been relentless, with services stepping up, many working seven days a week, from early morning to late at night, the response has truly shown the value of local government. 
 
“I will be eternally grateful for the work portfolio holders and their teams have all put in during this time in response to the pandemic, not just in Harrow, but sub-regionally and across London. 

“As we all know the recovery will be very challenging and so, to reduce pressure in some areas, I have formally announced my revised cabinet for 2021/22.
 
“I would like to welcome Cllr Natasha Proctor and Cllr Peymana Assad into Cabinet and Natasha for her new role as deputy leader of Harrow Council. They are extremely challenging roles with great expectations from everyone.

“Natasha and Peymana have shown their commitment to Harrow, being part of the community and I am totally confident that they will do this borough and council proud – for all of our residents and businesses.  
 
“I am also so proud that younger people are coming forwards into Cabinet and that it has gender balance.”

Source: Harrow Council