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16 May 2017

Key roles confirmed at Wiltshire Council

It is a privilege to lead the council, and I'm looking forward to working with my cabinet members to build on the great work that the council has delivered over the last four years

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council

Following the recent local unitary elections, we can confirm the councillors who will take on key roles.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook will continue as leader for the next four years and Allison Bucknell has been appointed as the new council chair for this municipal year.

The positions were confirmed at the first meeting of the new council at County Hall today (16 May).

Allison Bucknell, the previous vice chair of the council, replaces Richard Britton in the role as Wiltshire Council chair and the vice-chair is James Sheppard.

Baroness Scott announced her cabinet, as follows:

• John Thomson Deputy Leader Communications, communities, leisure and libraries
• Laura Mayes Children, education and skills
• Jerry Wickham Adult social care, public health and public protection
• Toby Sturgis Planning and property
• Philip Whitehead Finance, procurement and transformation
• Bridget Wayman Highways, transport and waste (new cabinet member)
• Richard Clewer Corporate services, heritage, arts and tourism (new cabinet member)
• Chuck Berry Economic development and housing (new cabinet member)

Wiltshire Council leader, Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, said: "I am absolutely delighted and extremely proud to be re-elected as the council's leader. It is a privilege to lead the council, and I'm looking forward to working with my cabinet members to build on the great work that the council has delivered over the last four years.

"My first priority is to set out what we will be delivering over the next four years and how we will continue to focus on our vision and priorities. Given the challenges we continue to face; both our budget constraints and rising demand for services, we will need to grasp every opportunity to do things differently and continue to encourage our local communities to become even stronger.

"I was pleased to announce my new cabinet, which has seen continuity of some members and expertise, combined with new members and new skills. Working with the council, partners, key stakeholders and local communities, we will strive to provide the very best services for all Wiltshire residents.

"Everyone in the council chamber was elected to represent their local constituents and I am sure that all councillors want to make Wiltshire a better place to live, work and visit."

Last updated: 16 May 2017 | Last reviewed: 16 May 2017

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