Resignation of Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham
Damien Egan has today, Wednesday 10 January, resigned as the Mayor of Lewisham.
Mr Egan said: “On Friday the current MP for Kingswood, resigned. I have been selected to fight this by-election and therefore I have informed the Chief Executive of my decision to resign as the Mayor of Lewisham.
“I want to thank everyone in Lewisham for their support over the last 14 years from when I was first elected as a Lewisham councillor to now as Mayor. It has been an honour and a privilege to be the Mayor of Lewisham and I am proud of what we have achieved by working together: turning around Children’s Services, improving local schools, an ambitious council house building programme, and our work to support independent high street businesses.”
The date of a by-election to elect a new Mayor will be announced in due course.