Richard Barnes has stood down as the leader of the Conservative group on the London Assembly to focus on his role as Deputy Mayor and I would like to thank him for his time as leader. This created a vacancy for group leader which was voted on in this morning's group meeting.
So, congratulations to Roger Evans who is now the leader of the Conservative group. Roger is one of the good guys. He was welcoming and helpful when I first arrived at City Hall and was the first to congratulate me on election night in May. He'll do a great job as group leader.
His election created a vacancy for Deputy Group Leader and guess what. They chose me! So thank you to the members of the Conservative group for their confidence and best of luck to Roger in his new role.
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