At yesterday's group meeting the new officer team were elected. They will oversee the group in the run up to the 2012 London elections. Group Leader is James Cleverly, the member for Bexley and Bromley. James is a former army officer and chairman of the Mayor's recycling board. Group Deputy Leader is Dick Tracey, the member for Merton and Wandsworth. Dick is our transport spokesman and served as Minister for Sport in Margaret Thatcher's government. Group Whip is Victoria Borwick, a list member and councillor at Kensington & Chelsea. Victoria tells me she is going to get a real whip to add some bite to the role.