Councillor Dave Stewart, the leader of the Conservative Group, has been named the Isle of Wight Council’s new leader.
Councillor Lora Peacey Wilcox (Independent) was voted in as Chairperson, when the authority met tonight (Wednesday) for the first time since the election earlier this month.
Meanwhile, the Conservative group (which holds 25 of the 40 seats on the local authority) also holds all leading roles in the Cabinet:
|Cabinet portfolio||Portfolio holder|
|Leader and Strategic Partnerships||Councillor Dave Stewart|
|Deputy Leader and Resources 1||Councillor Stuart Hutchinson|
|Infrastructure and Transport 1||Councillor Ian Ward|
|Children’s Services||Councillor Chris Whitehouse|
|Regeneration and Business Development||Councillor Wayne Whittle|
|Adult Social Care and Public Health||Councillor Clare Mosdell|
|Planning and Housing||Councillor Barry Abraham|
|Environment and Heritage||Councillor John Hobart|
|Community Safety and Public Protection||Councillor Gary Peace|
|Procurement, Projects and Forward Planning||Councillor Michael Murwill|