Lambeth Council has officially appointed its first ever Portuguese Speaking Communities Champion, Adelina Pereira, at a packed meeting of the full council.
Cllr Alex Bigham, who represents Stockwell, which is often dubbed ‘Little Portugal’, said “One of the central priorities of Labour Councillors is to promote equality and to celebrate the diversity of Lambeth’s communities. Portuguese citizens have traditionally been under-represented in our borough’s corridors of power, and with this appointment we hope to go some way to redressing that. Adelina will be a strong and passionate voice for her community.”
The role of Portuguese Speaking Communities Champion was officially announced at a meeting of the council, and has been incorporated into the London Borough of Lambeth’s Constitution. The appointment is for four years, or until the next local elections.