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Council leader names new cabinet
11:26am Thursday 24th May 2012 in News
THE leader of Thurrock Council named his new cabinet last night.
Labour cllr John Kent has brought two new faces in, and added an extra post, taking the number of cabinet roles up from eight to nine.
Cllr Kent is keeping hold of responsibility for finance, but deputy leader Val Morris-Cook is swapping her environment portfolio for housing.
Victoria Holloway will take the environment post for her first cabinet role, and Angie Gaywood, another new face in the cabinet, has been given public protection to look after.
Oliver Gerrish keeps his education portfolio, but adds children’s social care to it, which was part of Barbara Rice’s portfolio last year.
Cllr Rice retains responsibility for health, and takes on adult social Care, left vacant by cllr Tony Fish, who is now the deputy mayor.
Lynn Worrall’s cabinet post has been modified slightly from community culture and leisure, to transformation and community.
Phil Smith is still in charge of central services, and Andy Smith, who did have responsibility for housing, retains responsibility for regeneration, highways, and transportation.