Chief Executive is among most influential

THE COUNCIL S top boss has been named as one of the ten most influential people in local government. Rob Whiteman came eighth in the 50-strong list which has been compiled by the Local Government Chronicle magazine. He is the only London chief executive t

THE COUNCIL'S top boss has been named as one of the ten most influential people in local government.

Rob Whiteman came eighth in the 50-strong list which has been compiled by the Local Government Chronicle magazine.

He is the only London chief executive to be named in the top ten.

Mr Whiteman said: "On a personal level I'm honoured to be considered so highly among my peers in local government.

"Every day serving Barking and Dagenham is a privilege and I cherish every minute I'm lucky enough to work here."

First place in the list was Local Government Minister John Healey MP, followed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

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