Cllr Paul Hodgins is now the Leader of Richmond Council, following confirmation of his appointment at the last full Council meeting on July 4th.
At the meeting, Lord True recommended Cllr Hodgins for the post, following his earlier announcement that he will be stepping down from the Leadership position.
Cllr Paul Hodgins has been a councillor since 2006. He represents Barnes Ward. He first became a Cabinet Member for Schools in 2010, and his role was further expanded in 2014 as a Strategic Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Schools.
At the meeting last night, Lord True, said:
“Being Leader of Richmond Council was the greatest honour I will ever have. It gives me enormous pleasure to propose Cllr Paul Hodgins as my successor.
“Being the Leader is a great responsibility. Whilst Cllr Hodgins has been the Cabinet Member for Schools and Young People he has demonstrated he has the skills to excel in the role. He has achieved so much over the last few years, including the establishment of thousands of new primary school places, the creation of the borough’s first Catholic secondary school and establishing sixth forms.”