Radio Jackie News banner

107.8 Radio Jackie - Bulletins aired each hour



Friday, 23 June 2017

Lord True retires as Leader of Richmond Council





Cllr Nicholas True, Leader of Richmond Council since 2010, announced at the Cabinet meeting last night that he will not be seeking re-election to the Council in 2018.

As a result, he will be stepping down as Leader of Richmond Council on the 4th of July to enable a successor to be elected to lead the administration forward up to and beyond next May.

Speaking afterwards, he said;

“This will leave a big hole in my life. The greatest honour I have ever had was to be trusted by local people and my colleagues to lead this special community for over seven years.

My aim has never been self-promotion, simply to give the best, most dispassionate public service in my power day by day.

While never belittling the need for challenge and counter-challenge in a democracy, I sought to look beyond party interest to take the best decisions in the public interest.

Many of them have been popular, some unpopular, but all were based in solid principle: never promising what we could not achieve, honouring every promise given and trying each day to rise above the negative and follow the creative path, respecting the wonderful inheritance of our borough, but working innovatively for the future.

At an age when many others think of full retirement I find myself with the privilege of a seat in Parliament at a critical time for our country.

I will continue to be active there. We need a more generous-spirited, less angry, more understanding political discourse at every level, less quick to promote division, less prone to instant judgment and more respectful of the ideas and good intent of almost all.

I hope to play my part in that. But I will never forget what I owe my borough and will always work to advance its interests at that level."

Cllr. Lord True was first elected to Richmond Council as a Councillor for East Sheen Ward in 1986.

He was Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 1998-2002, Deputy Leader of the Council from 2002-2006, Leader of the Opposition from 2006-2010 and has led Richmond Council since 2010.

He became a member of the House of Lords in 2010.

He and his wife, Anne-Marie, a local nursery school principal, have lived in East Sheen for over 35 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

Top of Radio Jackie News page here.

RJ Home button

One of many reasons why we are so useful to South West London... our very own news team bringing you stories that are relevant to you and your area.
If you have a press release or would like to send in news then pop off an e-mail to [email protected]

radio Jackie News Twitter
Follow Jackie News at twitter.com/jackie_news.

Listen to Jackie's latest News and Travel
Radio Jackie Latest News  Radio Jackie Latest Travel
red button
News Team - - Local news 24 hours a day
news reader
Rod Bradbury
News Editor
Rod enjoys and plays all sports and could have been a cricketer if hadn't taken his eye off the ball at a crucial moment.

news reader
Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the Senior Broadcast Journalist at Jackie and also the Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Sarah Onions
Sarah was schooled in Kingston and she likes jogging around Bushy Park.

news reader
Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

news reader
Deborah Martin
Deborah may have started life on a farm in Ohio, USA, but is a long time resident of South West London. Her current loves are fusing glass, good meals out, and dancing.

news reader
Dave Stevens
Dave never cooks and likes a glass of red wine while not drinking Guinness. He is also a chocoholic.

news reader
Natalie Osborne
Natalie presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.

news reader
Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

news reader
Haz Childs
Haz is from Hampton and loves all genre in music, but has a soft spot for reggae and Bob Marley.

news reader
Emma Adams
Emma used to walk past Jackie when she was younger and wonder what it looked like inside. Now she knows.

news reader
Sharmeen Ziauddin
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

news reader
Juliette Ivie
Juliette says she's generally one of those people who hates to miss out on things, so she can sometimes be quite hard to pin down! She's probably at a gig, theatre, bar, pub, or on a walk.

news reader
Scott McGee
Scott has lived around Kingston all of his life, but has a special connection to Richmond Park. He loves watching sport.

news reader
Iona Stewart-Richardson
Iona enjoys writing plays, poetry and kayaking.

news reader
Ed Drake
Ed was born and raised in South West London. Having competed in alpine skiing at the Olympic Games, he’s a lover of speed on a motorbike, car or on skis.

news reader
Grace McGachy
Grace wants to be the next Mary Berry, failing that, she's happy being a journalist! She recently started a vinyl record collection and loves old movies.

news reader
Adam Shaw
Adam is passionate about football and Jaffa Cakes.

news reader
David Walker
David presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.

news reader
Sandra Aggrey
Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.

news reader
Shona Duthie
Originally from Scotland, Shona has lived in London since 2015 and is passionate about football.

news reader
Tayo Andoh
Tayo used to watch Sir Trevor McDonald present the news and that inspired her lifelong dream of becoming a broadcast journalist. She is also a keen baker.

news reader
Helena Lambert
Helena was born in Hammersmith, plays the violin and loves to travel.

news reader
Saskia Lumley
Saskia studied English at Oxford University and used to work in PR.

news reader
Danielle Boxall
Danielle lives in Epsom Downs, she enjoys music and loves discovering new artists both new and old. She likes history and politics and has a special interest in the 20th Century.

news reader
Anna Kretschmer
Anna is an amateur ballerina and ballroom dancer. She also enjoys reading, sewing, and looking after her cat Bess.

news reader
Faye De Silva
Faye absolutely loves singing and dancing, even though she can't sing or dance.

news reader
Grace Handley
Grace is a big music enthusiast and even had a song written with her in mind.

news reader
James Brydges
Putney resident, A3 driver, poker enthusiast and bad guitar player.

news reader
Jamie Pearson
Jamie is passionate about Chelsea and bacon sandwiches.

news reader
Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.