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Haringey's likely new leader announced

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Haringey LBC’s Labour group has elected Joseph Ejiofor as its candidate to be council leader.

Cllr Ejiofor succeeds Claire Kober, who announced at the end of January that she was standing down as Haringey’s leader amid in-fighting within the party, particularly over the Haringey development vehicle partnership with developer Lendlease.

Cllr Ejiofor was elected Haringey’s deputy leader in May 2017 and is reportedly a member of Momentum’s national co-ordinating group.

In a Tweet following the vote last night, he said: “very grateful and humble to have gained the confidence of Haringey Labour councillors.”

Despite the local Labour party announcing it would ditch the £2bn regeneration deal if it wins the election, Landlease yesterday said it hopes to meet with Haringey LBC’s new leader.

With Labour holding 42 of Haringey’s 57 seats, Cllr Ejiofor’s confirmation as the council’s new leader at its 24 May meeting is surely a formality.

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