Haringey Lib Dems choose new leader


Luke Cawley-Harrison is the new Leader of Haringey Liberal Democrats.

Haringey Liberal Democrats have announced their new Leader following their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night (1st July).

The new Leader of the Opposition in Haringey is Cllr Luke Cawley-Harrison (Crouch End). Prior to moving into political campaigning professionally, Luke was an entrepreneur, primarily working in the digital sector.

Since becoming a councillor in Haringey in 2018, he has taken on the role of Chief Whip and Transport & Liveable Neighbourhoods spokesperson for the Liberal Democrat Group. He has pushed hard for better walking and cycling infrastructure in the borough and proposed a motion on LGBT+ inclusive education which was unanimously adopted by the Council.

Cllr Cawley-Harrison comments that:

“I am humbled that my colleagues on the Council have chosen me as their Leader. It is a great honour to follow-up from Cllr Liz Morris’ excellent leadership, she has renewed the Liberal Democrat Group as a force in Haringey politics, and will continue to be a tremendous councillor for Highgate ward.

“As we look forward, the same old approaches will not be enough to enable our area to recover and rebuild after the trauma of COVID-19. We need a positive, progressive and radical vision for Haringey that puts faith in our residents and businesses, and gives power back to our communities to make decisions for themselves. The Lib Dems will be at the forefront of providing that vision”.

The full list of elected positions are as follows:
Leader: Cllr Luke Cawley-Harrison (Crouch End)
Deputy Leader: Cllr Josh Dixon (Alexandra)
Chief Whip: Cllr Julia Ogiehor (Muswell Hill)
Deputy Whip: Cllr Scott Emery (Muswell Hill)
Vice Chair of Overview and Scrutiny: Cllr Pippa Connor (Muswell Hill)
Group Chair: Cllr Paul Dennison (Highgate)
Deputy Group Chair: Cllr ­­­­Viv Ross (Fortis Green)