A new leader of Merton Council was officially appointed last night (Wednesday, November 18).
Councillor Mark Allison was chosen to succeed councillor Stephen Alambritis, who was the leader for 10 years.
And his plans for the borough?
Cllr Allison was first elected to the council in 2002 and was previously deputy leader and cabinet member for finance.
He said: “I am proud to announce that next week I will launch Merton Together a joint campaign with our partners to support our residents.
“Together means being more inclusive, my wife and son are mixed race and I live in a mixed race family. The events of this year, from George Floyd to the treatment of black footballers have made us even more determined to fight for diversity and justice.
“These are my values and will be at the heart of my administration. I am delighted to announce the most diverse and ambitious cabinet in Merton’s 65 year history, two thirds women and more than half from an ethnic minority.”
Oh. I was hoping there'd be something in there about the things the people of Merton care about. Guess not.