New Mayor Appointed For Wandsworth

Leslie McDonnell was also Mayor in 2002 and has lived in the borough for decades

New Mayor Appointed For Wandsworth
Mayor Leslie McDonnell

Wandsworth has a new Mayor following the sad death of Cllr Jim Maddan this summer. Cllr Leslie McDonnell has lived in Wandsworth for more than 40 years and has represented the people of East Putney for the past 20 years. He was previously Mayor in 2002.

The appointment was made at a full meeting of the Council following llim Maddan's death. Ravi Govindia, Council Leader, paid tribute to the late Cllr Maddan at his funeral, describing him as a “true and genuine servant of the people”.

Cllr McDonnell is a military historian and former staff officer in the Army Reserves and is the borough’s Armed Forces Champion. He was instrumental in Wandsworth becoming one of the first boroughs to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

He is also active in the Rotary Club, St John Ambulance and the Royal British Legion, and is a keen West Ham supporter. He has chosen to support The Rotary Club and St John’s Ambulance through his charitable fundraising this year, as well as the charity chosen by Cllr Maddan, the Wandsworth Community Safety Trust.

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October 18, 2017