New portfolios unveiled for Southwark Lib Dem Council Group for 2021-22

Council Group Leader Cllr Hamish McCallum today announced the new opposition spokesperson portfolios for the Southwark Liberal Democrat Council Group saying:

“I’m proud to announce and congratulate all my colleagues on their new positions."

"I’m also proud we just re-elected Caroline Pidgeon and Cllr Hina Bokhari to the London Assembly. Further, Liberal Democrats now have a total of nearly 2600 councillors and there are 45 councils across the UK that the Lib Dems either lead or deputise for."

The new opposition portfolio positions for Southwark are:

  • Community Safety and Youth Services – Deputy Leader, Cllr William Houngbo (London Bridge and West Bermondsey ward)
  • Housing and HomelessnessCllr Anood Al-Samerai (North Bermondsey ward)
  • Climate Emergency – Chief Whip Cllr Adele Morris (Borough and Bankside ward) who will also represent Planning and Regeneration
  • Skills, Jobs and BusinessesCllr Humaira Ali (London Bridge and West Bermondsey ward)
  • Adult Social Care and Domestic Violence - Cllr Maria Linforth-Hall (St Georges ward) who also becomes Community Champion for the North West area and representative for Housing Forums
  • Tenants, Residents and Community EngagementCllr Jane Salmon (Surrey Docks ward) working alongside Cllr Maria Linforth-Hall
  • Environment, Roads and Low TrafficCllr Graham Neale (St Georges ward)
  • TransportCllr Damian O’Brien (London Bridge and West Bermondsey ward) who will work alongside Cllr Graham Neale
  • HealthCllr David Noakes (Borough and Bankside ward)
  • Social SupportCllr Eliza Mann (North Bermondsey ward)
  • Equalities, Leisure and CultureCllr Victor Chamberlain (Borough and Bankside ward) who will also be Vice Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny committee
  • Children and EducationCllr Nick Johnson (Surrey Docks ward)
  • Finance Cllr Dan Whitehead (Surrey Docks ward)


Cllr McCallum added:

"My team and I will be focused on holding this failing 11 year old Southwark Labour administration to account over the next year."

Southwark Liberal Democrats will bring a bolder, greener, faster liberal vision that delivers for Southwark – putting the voice of residents at the heart of everything we do."