At its most recent full council meeting at the end of last month (25 March 2009), Merton Council voted for Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender as its mayor elect for the 2009-10 municipal year.
Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender is a Conservative councillor for the West Barnes ward of the borough and has been a councillor for nine years since a by election in 2000. Aside from her ward based work, Councillor Lewis-Lavender is also chair of the ‘Healthier Communities and Older People Overview and Scrutiny Panel’ where she leads on scrutinising local health and adult social care services through recommendations to deliver improved outcomes for the health and wellbeing of Merton’s residents including older people.
The final decision on the new mayor will be put to a vote at the annual council meeting at the civic centre on 13 May 2009. The outcome of that vote will decide who is elected mayor for the coming year.
For further details on the annual council meeting and other public council meetings go to http://www.merton.gov.uk/committee.