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07 September 2018
Steve O’Connell to step down from the London Assembly in 2020

After three successful terms in office, Steve O’Connell will be stepping down as Croydon and Sutton’s London Assembly Member in 2020.

Steve was first elected to the London Assembly in May 2008, getting re-elected in 2012 and in 2016.

Steve currently serves as the Chair of the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee and is also a member of the Transport Committee, GLA Oversight Committee and the Confirmations Hearing Committee. He is the GLA Conservative group spokesman for Policing and Crime, in addition taking a great interest in planning, environment, housing and transport.

Steve O’Connell says: “For 10 years I have had the honour of serving the good people of Croydon and Sutton in City Hall – doing my best to improve daily life in our part of London.

“London is a fantastic city, one with so much energy and potential. Being elected to the Assembly has meant working on a wide variety of issues: from tackling crime and improving community safety, to trying to sort out transport and infrastructure and campaigning for animals and our environment, I’ve been proud to be your representative in City Hall.

“Thank you for electing me as your Assembly Member three times. I’ve loved every minute of it.”

Cllr Tim Pollard, Leader of Croydon's Conservative councillors, comments: “Steve has been a true champion for Croydon and Sutton in City Hall. His continued presence fighting for our borough, as well as holding Mayors Johnson and Khan to account, has been truly invaluable.

“I look forward to continuing to work with him on Croydon Council, where he is truly an key member of the team – helping to make Croydon a better place for us all to live and work.”

Steve will continue working hard as our Assembly Member until a successor takes over the role at the 2020 election.

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