New Suffolk cabinet unveiled

There are four departures from the cabinet and three new faces.

New deputy leader Mary Evans takes over responsibility for roads, transport and rural affairs from outgoing deputy Jane Storey who leaves the cabinet.

Richard Rout is the new cabinet member for the environment and public protection – including the fire service. These were previously the responsibility of Mr Hicks.

James Reeder is the new cabinet member for public health. Gordon Jones, Richard Smith, and Beccy Hopfensperger retain their existing portfolios.

Cabinet member for Ipswich Paul West has his role expanded to include responsibilities for communities and waste disposal.

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Mr Hicks will retain responsibility for broadband and economic development.

Robin Millar and Tony Goldson join Mr Noble and Mrs Storey in returning to the backbenches.

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