Bath Voice News: Bath & North East Somerset Council’s new cabinet announced following election victory

By Harry Mottram: Following their sweeping victory in the May local elections the new Liberal Democrat run council announced their leader and cabinet members, for Bath & North East Somerset.
Councillor Guy (pictured centre) was appointed as council leader at the Annual Meeting on Thursday May 25, while the other posts are as follows:

  • Councillor Sarah Warren (Bathavon North) Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Sustainable Travel
  • Councillor Dave Wood (Mendip) Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Council Priorities and Delivery
  • Councillor Mark Elliott (Lansdown) Cabinet Member for Resources
  • Councillor Paul Roper (Kingsmead) Cabinet Member for Economic & Cultural Sustainable Development
  • Councillor Alison Born (Widcombe and Lyncombe) Cabinet Member for Adult Services
  • Councillor Paul May (Publow with Whitchurch) Cabinet Member for Children’s Services
  • Councillor Manda Rigby (Bathwick) Cabinet Member for Highways
  • Councillor Tim Ball (Twerton) Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services
  • Councillor Matt McCabe (Bathavon South) Cabinet Member for Built Environment & Sustainable Development
    The following cabinet project leads, who will provide support to cabinet members, have also been appointed as follows:
  • Leader and Built Environment & Sustainable Development: Councillor Deborah Collins (Widcombe and Lyncombe)
  • Council Priorities and Delivery and Highways: Councillor Lucy Hodge (Lansdown)
  • Climate Emergency and Sustainable Travel: Councillor Oli Henman (Walcot)
  • Highways: Councillor Joel Hirst (Odd Down)
    In addition to the cabinet roles the Annual Meeting appointed a new Chair of the Council, Councillor Sarah Moore (Twerton).
    The Vice-Chair of Council is Councillor Karen Walker (Peasedown).

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