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As expected, Cllr Nicholas Botterill was named Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council at a Full Council meeting last night on May 30.

He succeeds Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, who has been proposed by Boris Johnson to be London’s new deputy mayor for policing.

Cllr Nicholas Botterill has lived in the borough for more than 25 years, and has served as a councillor since 1996.

He has appointed the following members to serve in his cabinet:
Cllr Greg Smith - deputy leader and cabinet member for residents’ services
Cllr Marcus Ginn - cabinet member for community care
Cllr Helen Binmore - cabinet member for children's services
Cllr Mark Loveday - chief whip
Cllr Andrew Johnson - cabinet member for housing
Cllr Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler - cabinet member for transport and technical services.

Cllr Botterill will also hold responsibility for cabinet member for regeneration, asset management and IT.

He says: " It is an honour and a privilege to become the Leader of one of the best councils in Britain."

May 31, 2012