Appreciation for Cllr Bednell’s long service to the Harrow Council

In a public presentation, the Harrow Council meeting on 19 May is to mark their appreciation of the forty-five years service by Councillor Christine Bednell to the London Borough of Harrow. Since the creation of the London Borough of Harrow in 1964, no other councillor has given such long and diligent service.
ChristineChristine, a Conservative councillor for Stanmore since 1986, was first elected to the council in 1968 from the then Wealdstone North ward.
Christine, much interested in the areas of Education and Social Services, has served on various council committees including Cabinet, the Policy and Resources Committee, Education, Arts and Leisure Committee, Overview and Scrutiny Committee, School Organisation Committee and Call-In Sub-Committee. She has also held the Portfolios for Children’s Services, Lifelong Learning and Cultural Services and Issues facing Older People, and Schools and Development. Christine was Harrow deputy mayor in 1985 and mayor in 1986.
Christine has been a part of a happy Conservative group under previous leaders, whether in administration or opposition. But the group has suffered many setbacks since 2010; for example, losing administrations and by-elections, and now the leader of the group is being investigated by police (also see The Harrow Times ).
Furthermore, Cllr Hall leads a highly divided group as 42.31% members of her group did not vote for her at the recent leadership election.