First cabinet shake-up at Mid Suffolk council since new leadership system
- Credit: ARCHANT
The resignation of a Suffolk councillor from his cabinet position has prompted the first shake-up of roles since a new style of governance was adopted.
David Whybrow stepped down from his role as planning cabinet member earlier in the summer due to personal reasons.
As of Monday, July 16, his role has been take up by Wetheringsett Conservative councillor Glen Horn.
Elsewhere in the cabinet, Stonhams ward councillor Suzie Morley took up the position of cabinet member for organisational delivery, with her role as lead member for customer access merged into that position.
Mr Whybrow remains a councillor for the Ringshall ward.
You may also want to watch:
Nick Gowrley, leader of Mid Suffolk District Council, praised the work of Mr Whybrow during his time in post.
He said: “We’re into the second year of our cabinet model of governance, and the first major changes.
- 1 The Suffolk pub serving a gourmet Sunday lunch three days a week
- 2 'There are a million pundits... it becomes tedious' - Cook on Portsmouth trip
- 3 Family forced to live in tent after maggots and rats found in home
- 4 Four men arrested after man dies at Felixstowe lorry park
- 5 Caravan owners furious after park suddenly blocks sales of properties
- 6 Framlingham taxi driver lives double life as Chateau Diaries star
- 7 £1m renovation on Suffolk castle will change the appearance
- 8 3,000 children test positive for Covid in Suffolk over 10 day period
- 9 Revealed: The most popular names for babies born in Suffolk in 2020
- 10 Ipswich Town fan banned from Portman Road for racially abusing player
“Councillor David Whybrow asked to step down for personal reasons – David has put in an immense amount of work into the planning portfolio, and has successfully rebuilt our five year housing land supply.
“I’d like to thank David for everything he has done for the district and his dedication to duty that drove him to stay in post until the land supply was resolved.”
The leader and cabinet model consists of a leader, usually from the largest party, who then appoints the other members to a series of positions, and replaced the old committee and portfolio holder version in May 2017.
Mr Gowrley said he was happy with how the new system had been working.
“The cabinet model is proving an excellent way to make sure the council’s leadership is both strong and flexible enough to meet the challenges we face, yet accountable to all members,” he said.
At Babergh District Council, former deputy leader Simon Barrett has returned to a cabinet role by taking on the responsibility for economy.
Mr Barrett left the cabinet last year after a power struggle with then-leader Jennie Jenkins, and has been a vocal backbench councillor since then.
All the new cabinet members are expected to be present for this week’s cabinet meetings.