Stability with a nod to the future.
Council Leader Mark Ingall reveals his Labour administration.
THE LEADER of Harlow Council has revealed his new cabinet for the forthcoming year.
Councillor Mark Ingall said:
“I’d like to thank three Councillors who are stepping back after giving exemplary service to Harlow for many years. Thanks to Councillor Edna Stevens, who has retired from the chamber after many years of service, a former Chair of the Council and until her departure a Chair of the Licensing Committee. She will be sorely missed. Thanks to Mark Wilkinson who is stepping down as Deputy Leader, but staying on as the Portfolio Holder for Housing. And thanks to Emma Toal who has held a number of portfolios; she has been Deputy Leader of the Council and Leader, however her important work commitments mean she does not have the time to fulfil her portfolio responsibilities in the way that she would like, for the time being at least.
But the biggest thank you is to the residents of Harlow who recognised that, despite all the turmoil surrounding national politics, the election of May the 2nd was for the local Council and centred on local issues. That’s what we focussed on during the campaign and that’s what residents wanted to talk to us about. Again they have trusted in Labour to deliver the services they rely on.
My Cabinet is as follows.
Cllr Eugenie Harvey is my new deputy, carrying on with the portfolio for Community and Wellbeing.
Cllr Danny Purton will continue his role of Portfolio Holder for Environment.
Cllr John Strachan will continue his role of Portfolio Holder for Regeneration.
Cllr Mike Danvers will continue his role of Portfolio Holder for Resources.
Cllr Lanie Shears will continue her role of Portfolio Holder for Governance, Equality and Diversity.
Cllr Mark Wilkinson will continue his role of Portfolio Holder for Housing.
Cllr Tony Durcan will take on the role of Portfolio Holder for Economic Development.
Recently elected Labour Councillors feature as Chairs and deputy Chairs of Committees, subject to approval by the full Council meeting of the 21st May.
Cllr Phil Waite will continue his role of Chair of the Development Management Committee with the new Councillor Nancy Watson as his deputy.
Cllr Stefan Mullard will continue his role of Chair of the Audit and Standards Committee with recently elected Cllr Shannon Jezzard as his deputy.
Cllr Tony Edwards will take on the role of Chair of the Cabinet Overview Committee with recently elected and re-elected Cllr Jodi Dunne as his deputy.
Recently elected Cllr Frances Mason will take on the role of Chair of the Licensing Committee with Cllr Shannon Jezzard as her deputy.
Cllr Bob Davis will continue his role of Chair of the Scrutiny Committee.
The Labour recommendation for existing directors of HTS is that Cllrs Bob Davis and Chris Vince will continue in this role.
“This is a strong Labour team, all of whom I know are committed to working hard for the benefit of the residents of Harlow”.
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