Rachel Blake

Rachel Blake, Vice-chair

Rachel Blake was first elected to represent the Labour Party for Bow East Ward in May 2014 and was re-elected once again in 2022. She was formerly the Deputy Mayor and held several Cabinet positions.

In Cabinet, Rachel worked on the production of a new Local Plan establishing policy to require additional new social housing on Estate Regeneration sites, a new Housing Strategy which established a policy of genuinely affordable rents, a programme of 2000 new affordable homes and a Tackling Poverty programme.

Prior to this position, she held a range of roles in Local, Regional and National Government working on Housing, Regeneration and Planning Policy. She is also a member of the Local Government Association Policy Board for Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport.

Rachel is the secretary of the London Labour Housing Group, and is taking a lead on liaison with our branches for the LHG Executive Committee.