On Thursday evening the Assembly hosted a reception for new councillors at City Hall. Many of those elected in May took advantage of this opportunity to meet members and officers, and to find out more about the GLA. The meeting was addressed by Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles and Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, with Assembly Chair Dee Doocey, extending a welcome to the guests.
Of course most of those present were Labour, reflecting the mixed result in May, but there were plenty of Conservatives and Liberals too. Pictured are:
Cllr Damian White (Hylands Ward, Havering)
Cllr Bernadette Mill (Larkswood Ward, Waltham Forest)
Cllr Osman dervish (Mawneys Ward, Havering)