Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Royal Borough of Greenwich
Political grouping: Labour
On 23rd May 2018, Councillor Danny Thorpe became Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Cllr Thorpe has responsibility for the overall political leadership, direction and vision of the Council alongside the portfolio of Community and Corporate Services.
Councillor Thorpe has been a Councillor in the Royal Borough of Greenwich since July 2004. He represents the Shooters Hill ward and was appointed to the Royal Borough’s Cabinet as Lead Member for Regeneration and Transport in 2014. Councillor Thorpe became Deputy Leader of the Council in 2016 and held the Cabinet portfolio for Regeneration and Sustainability.
Education has had a profound impact on Councillor Thorpe’s life and his politics. His passion for education took him back to the classroom as a School Teacher, giving him the opportunity to support children in the way that he was supported through his own education. Whilst his career has spanned various sectors, every role has been about providing opportunities for others and has focused on community and youth work.
Councillor Thorpe grew up in the borough of Greenwich; a place he feels has given him so many opportunities. His vision and key priorities are as follows:
· Greater equality
· A greener and more sustainable Greenwich
· Meeting the housing need
· Fair and transparent planning
· Outstanding education for all children
· Boosting the Greenwich economy
· Financial transparency and value for money
· Greater accountability and engagement
Councillor Danny Thorpe wants to; lead the borough, fight on behalf of all residents and communities, lead a talented team of Members with resilience and determination to deliver a new vision, create opportunities and deliver change for every resident.