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Council: Cabinet reshuffled – Trickett goes, Zaffar returns

Council: Cabinet reshuffled – Trickett goes, Zaffar returns

🕔15.May 2018

Lisa Trickett and Peter Griffiths are the casualties in the first Cabinet reshuffle following recent council elections, reports Kevin Johnson

Waseem Zaffar rejoins the Cabinet whilst Kate Booth and Jayne Francis are new names to the top table of the Labour administration.

Carl Rice had already decided to step back to the backbenches. He had been re-appointed to the Cabinet after Ian Ward’s election as Labour Group leader following the resignation of John Clancy.

Chamberlain Files understands that Jayne Francis takes the children’s brief and Kate Booth becomes the member for education. The roles were previously part of one portfolio.

Cllr Zaffar takes responsibility for transport and roads.

Majid Mahmood moves across to what some might deem the poisoned chalice of clean streets, recycling and environment.

Former leader Sir Albert Bore becomes an overview and scrutiny committee chair.

Yvonne Mosquito looks set to be the next Lord Mayor. after Lynda Clinton lost her seat on 3 May with no other nominations from the Labour Group.

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