Labour Party elects leader for a second year

Crawley Labour councillors have voted for their leader, Peter Lamb, to continue in his position for another year.

Cllr Lamb, who is also the ward member for Northgate, was elected to serve as leader for a consecutive year at the Crawley Labour Party’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday last week (May 7).

He was up against Cllr Colin Lloyd (Lab, Tilgate) who was elected to shadow cabinet member for environmental services.

Cllr Lamb said: “It was a clear margin. I am very pleased.

“We did very well at the county elections and the big thing we are going to do is underline our vision for our town, and keep our seats which are up for election next year [borough council election] and get some good gains.”

Cllr Lloyd said: “I put my name forward for consideration. Peter was confirmed in the post for a further year. It is democracy in action and so it is a process that we go through every year. I was elected to the shadow cabinet position and I am going to be doing that this coming year.”

The Labour Party in Crawley swept to victory in the West Sussex County Council elections securing six of the nine town seats up for election. The Conservative’s clung on to three of the seats.