Isle Of Wight Council Names Its New Leading Councillors

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