The Deputy Mayor
The Deputy Mayor's Biography
Councillor Sof McVeigh was elected to the Council in May 2018 and represents the Brompton and Hans Town ward. She is Chair of the Licensing Committee and a Council appointed trustee at the Westway Trust in North Kensington, working to make the Trust more community focussed.
Sof has a background in commercial design, having worked in Hong Kong and London on office and infrastructure projects. She is committed to making our borough greener and healthier. Her motion to phase out the use of single-use plastic in the Council was passed unanimously and is now Council policy.
Sof served on the Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny Committee and was on the ground in the days and months following the tragedy through her work with the local charity Rugby Portobello Trust.
She has also served on the Family and Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee and is a school Governor at an Ark Academy.
The Role of the Deputy Mayor
Every year, upon their election, the Mayor appoints a Deputy Mayor.
If the Mayor is unable to attend an event, the Deputy Mayor will attend where possible. Over their term, the Deputy Mayor may also get involved in a few projects or events focussed on causes they are particularly passionate about.
While the Deputy Mayor may take seats on committees and continue to carry out their ward councillor duties, when they are attending an event in their capacity as Deputy Mayor they do not take an active political role in the Council’s affairs.
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