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Governance in Waltham Forest,  2009-2016

2016 - Chris Robbins to step down in May 2017
wfcw Council leader Chris Robbins to step down in May 2017
16 December 2016
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After being leader of Waltham Forest council since 2009 , Chris Robbins, who has led the local authority for almost eight years, will step away from the role in May 2017
He said: “I am very proud to have led this council for the past eight years and strongly believe the Council has achieved a great deal since 2009.
Council chief executive, Martin Esom, said: “Chris has been an outstanding Leader for Waltham Forest with his roots firmly placed in the borough he loves.
KilburnChief Executive Andrew Kilburn quits
June 2010
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Cllr Davis confirmed that Mr Kilburn left only a year into the job, added that he believed the chief executive was forced out because of his decision to commission an independent review which revealed widespread financial mis-management across the authority. He said: “"Both I and the Conservative group are extremely dismayed at the unwarranted and unilateral dismissal of Andrew Kilburn by Cllr Robbins in his first act as the council's 'strong leader'.
wfcw Martin Esom appointed Chief Executive
September 2010
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Esom was a senior officer during a time when rules to prevent fraud were regularly ignored at the council, although there is no evidence to suggest he was involved.
Confidential documents seen by the Guardian revealed that Cllr Robbins decided that Mr Kilburn should leave following a breakdown in the working relationship between the two.
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