Val Shawcross will not seek re-election to London Assembly next year

News Desk (21 May, 2015) Politics

The veteran is ready to have 'a life after politics'.

2709Val Shawcross

After over fifteen years on the London Assembly, Val Shawcross has announced that she will not be seeking election next year.

She said: “Throughout my time as an Assembly Member I have always been clear that I would have a life after politics. By the time of the next election I will have been the London Assembly  Member  for Lambeth and Southwark  for 16 years and in public life since 1994 when I was first elected to Croydon Council.  After all that time I feel this is the right time to bow out of public life.

“It has been an absolute honour to serve the people of Lambeth and Southwark and I am very proud of the work my colleagues and I have done at City Hall, holding two Mayors to account and standing up for the interests of our great city and its people.”

 

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