Cllr Liz Green elected as new Leader

Whilst white smoke has not been seen billowing from the chimney at Guildhall, nonetheless one of the most important elections for the Borough has just taken place.

The Liberal Democrat Administration has unanimously put their support behind their new woman Leader, Councillor Liz Green who has been the Deputy Leader since 2009.

Speaking from her new office, Councillor Liz Green said:

“This is an honour and privilege for me to work with the residents of the borough. My mantra, as Helen Keller said is, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

Married with 2 children and living in Surbiton, Councillor Liz Green was first elected as a Liberal Democrat Councillor for St Mark’s Ward, Surbiton in 2002. Councillor Green has held various positions on Kingston Council including holding the Executive portfolios for Environment and Schools and currently holds the Lead Member portfolio for Children’s Services.

Councillor Green’s achievements on the Council include the successful implementation of increased borough-wide recycling services and expansion of primary school places. In her ward, she has worked with residents on improving pedestrian and cycling facilities, introducing 20mph zones and promoting the wonderful community events in Surbiton.

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