In May 2021, the Ealing Labour Party elected a new leader, Cllr Peter Mason. On his election he said:
“I will lead an open, inclusive and transparent council, that engages local people in the challenges we face.
The past year has been relentless. Responding to the pandemic has been the biggest challenge we have ever faced, and the residents of Ealing have collectively risen to that challenge with a million acts of loving kindness and bags and bags of resilience.
As we emerge from the worst period of this pandemic, there are new and huge challenges ahead. To respond, I and the new cabinet, are setting three priorities:
-Rebuilding our economy, returning good well-paid jobs to our borough and delivering the next generation of genuinely affordable homes.
-Greening our borough by tackling the climate crisis, cleaning our air and ensuring the borough we build is sustainable.
-Relentlessly tackling poverty and inequality that blights too many lives and disproportionately holds back all too many people from achieving their dreams and aspirations.
These are challenges that we need to tackle together and I give you my commitment that my focus will be on changing Ealing for the better.”
Cllr Deirdre Costigan was also elected as the new deputy leader of the Ealing Labour Group.