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Heidi Alexander QUITS role as Deputy Mayor of Transport with replacement named

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The Deputy Mayor for Transport has quit City Hall after over three years working as a key aide to Sadiq Khan.

Heidi Alexander steps down from her £132,644-a-year job on Thursday with her replacement already named.

Seb Dance, a Labour MEP, will take up the position to solve London’s crucial transport funding problems as Alexander seeks ‘new adventures’.

The open resignation letter, addressed to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, read: “Further to our conversation at the beginning of October, I write to confirm that I will be stepping down as your Deputy Mayor for Transport at the end of this month.

“It has been an enormous privilege to work with you and so many brilliant colleagues at both TfL and City Hall.

“As you know, my departure is something I have been considering for some time. I am pleased to have been able to provide some continuity into your second term. The time has now come though for me to move on. As discussed, I will remain on the TfL board until the central section of the Elizabeth Line is in passenger service and I will continue to chair TfL is Elizabeth Line Committee.

“Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to be part of your team. I have learnt from some exceptionally talented people and I am tremendously proud of the way we kept London moving through one of the most difficult periods in its history. The work we have done on Crossrail, protecting free travel for children and young people, cleaning up London’s air and making cycling safer is critically important for our city and I am pleased to have been able to make a positive contribution to these efforts.”

Heidi‘s replacement Seb Dance said on social media: “Heidi has always been a great friend to me and to London, and an absolutely brilliant Deputy Mayor for Transport. I’m honoured to be joining Sadiq and the team at City Hall at this crucial time for London - and I look forward to continuing Heidi’s fantastic work.”


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