‘As you were’ for council’s new cabinet

Wakefield Council leader Peter Box has announced his cabinet following the local council election results.

Saturday, 16th May 2015, 9:00 pm
10th Febuary 2011. Wakefield Town Hall Picture: MATTHEW PAGE

Coun Box will keep his cabinet members the same but has changes some of his assistants.

The cabinet is as follows:

Coun Denise Jeffery - deputy leader and economic growth and skills

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Coun David Dagger - transport and highways

Coun Les Shaw - culture, leisure and sport

Coun Pat Garbutt - adults and health

Coun Olivia Rowley - children and young people

Coun Maureen Cummings - environment and communities

Coun Graham Stokes - corporate performance

Proposed cabinet assistants are as follows:

Coun Jack Hemingway - economic growth and skills

Coun Matthew Morley - transport and highways

Coun Jacquie Speight - culture, leisure and sport

Coun Michelle Collins - adults and health

Coun George Ayre - children and young people

Coun Richard Forster - environment and communities

Coun Martyn Johnson - corporate performance.

The new cabinet will be formally approved by full Council at the mayor-making and annual council meeting on Thursday, May, 21.

Coun Box said: “We continue to face tough times and my cabinet and I will meet these challenges head on.

“I am confident that this team of cabinet members and assistants has the right blend of knowledge and experience to serve the district .”