Friday, December 3, 2021
spot_img
HomeNewsPoliticsSouthwark Liberal Democrat leadership battle

Southwark Liberal Democrat leadership battle

A day after Liberal Democrat grandee Simon Hughes was toppled in the election last week, the head of the party group in Southwark had her own leadership battle to contend with.

Anood Al-Samerai (pictured left) has led the Southwark Lib Dem group since 2010 but at their Annual General Meeting this week there was a challenge for the top spot from Adele Morris, (pictured right),?councillor for Cathedrals ward.

A political source told the News Ms Morris proposed a stronger opposition to the Labour-run council, especially as all three borough MPs are now also Labour.

When it came to the vote, though, Ms Al-Samerai won hands down. “The council group has internal elections for all positions every year as we are a democratic party, which encourages healthy debate,” said Ms Al-Samerai, who boasted 100 new party members locally in the last week alone.

“I am delighted that I was resoundingly re-elected as Leader. There is now even more work to do than ever to continue to hold an arrogant Labour party to account on issues from mental health to affordable homes and these are the battles on which we are focused,” she added.

Adele Morris will continue to serve as a Liberal Democrat ward councillor.

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Michael Peacock on The King of Nunhead
EricEatsPickles on Letters to the editor: 09/11/17
Bermonds03 on Rye Station
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
Peter Bavington on Letters to the editor: 08/12/16
Darren McCreery on Letters: 25/05/16
Paula Griffin on Letters: 25/05/16
Catherine Stephens on COLUMN: Harriet Harman MP
Terrie Walker Amor on £5k raised for brave Southwark kids
Francis Githaiga on GALLERY: Walworth’s Got Talent!
Charlotté India Péto on TOMMY BLACKMORE: Photos and tributes
Jemma Louise Dwyer on Competition: WIN a bike worth £500!
SAMANTHA JANE HATTON on Tributes pour in for Barry Albin-Dyer
102Me39 on