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Keith Hill MP announced as new chair of Lambeth London Living Board

Lambeth London Living is pleased to announce Keith Hill MP as the new Chair of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Hill (MP) will succeed Acting Chair, Lynn Holman who has served as the Acting Chair of the Board since the start of 2009. He will lead the Board, which oversees policy and strategy and continue the work that has begun to improve service quality to tenants, leaseholders, and freeholders and to help the council qualify for Decent Homes funding. Keith Hill has been selected after an open and competitive process which was conducted by a panel of directors from the Board which included the Lambeth London Living Chief Executive, Cathy Deplessis. The panel made their recommendation to the full Board on 16 September which accepted the recommendation and Keith will be the board’s nomination for Chair. Lambeth London Living would like to thank Lynn Holman for her dedication and leadership as Acting Chair. Following the appointment of Keith Hill, Lynn Holman will be continuing in her role as Board Director.

Ms Holman said, “I’m delighted with the appointment and wish Keith every success with his new role.”

Steve Reed, Leader of Lambeth Council said, "I am delighted Keith Hill has accepted his appointment as Chair of Lambeth London Living. Keith is a former Housing Minister as well as a highly popular MP here in Lambeth. He knows the patch, he knows the people, he knows housing policy and he has the energy and enthusiasm to make things happen. Keith is the champion our residents need to help Lambeth London Living and get their services working better for the tenants and leaseholders they exist to serve. Keith has my full support and, on behalf of the whole council, I look forward to working with him to improve the lives of residents up and down Lambeth who want to see Lambeth London Living turn round housing in Lambeth after decades of underperformance by the council."

Keith Hill has been the MP for Streatham since 1992 and will retire at the general election. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Housing and Planning Minister with major responsibility for the Decent Homes programme of council house modernisation. Mr Hill will immediately begin to familiarise himself with his new duties as Chair of Lambeth London Living and has announced that he will draw no allowance whilst he remains a Member of Parliament.