Cllr Liz Morris (Highgate) has announced she will not seek re-election as leader of Haringey’s Liberal Democrat councillors. In a statement, she said it had been “an honour to serve the amazing residents and businesses in Haringey and to represent the Liberal Democrats in our borough” as Group Leader and to work alongside her fellow councillors, council staff and voluntary & community groups. However, she explained: “it has become increasingly difficult to balance my responsibilities as leader with increased family commitments”.
She will be continuing to represent the residents of Highgate as a ward councillor.
Cllr Morris was elected councillor for Highgate in 2014. In 2015, she was made deputy leader of the Lib Dem group. Following major Lib Dems gains in the local elections in 2018, she became leader. Under her direction, the Council group called out Haringey Labour for their support of Brexit despite representing overwhelmingly remain voting constituents, and successfully lobbied for the Council to become an accredited Living Wage employer, endorse LGBT+ inclusive education and commit to “no-idling zones” around schools to protect children from air pollution.