Harlow Council leader reveals new Cabinet

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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8 Responses to "Harlow Council leader reveals new Cabinet"

  1. RonnieW   May 14, 2019 at 8:40 am

    So there is no Momentum takeover in any sense then. None. No new Momentum candidates in power. Can the Tories please take note – their scare stories are over.

  2. MickyB77   May 14, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Lost another three, something not quite right with the brethren ?
    I’ve lost count of the number of councillors who’ve abandoned ship, so far.
    They couldn’t run the proverbial in a brewery.
    I think that head office will be having a few words, with ?, you know who.
    What does our PCC L M ? , think about this, her opinion for once, would be appreciated.
    Vote Labour at your P E R I L.

  3. durcant   May 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Micky just to help your confusion.
    Edna Steven stood down as a councillor due to time commitment and nothing more, she told us several years ago this would be her last term of office.
    Mark Wilkinson agreed to take on the deputy role until May only and is still very active as a local councillor and cabinet member for housing.He increased his majority to over 200.
    Emma Toal has taken on a new job which requires her to be away from Harlow during the day.
    She decided to step away from her cabinet position but remains a very active local councillor.
    So no one has been lost or poked or pushed or abandoned.
    Labour have a strong and united group and will work hard to deliver real change and opportunity for Harlow.
    Labour works for the many not the few.
    Thank you.

  4. D.p.l   May 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    The only reason he didn’t allow Jodie dune to bectge deputy leader is because the links he has to the momentum party, just like he does.

  5. D.p.l   May 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    The only reason he didn’t allow Jodie dune to be the deputy leader is because the links he has to the momentum party, just like he does.

  6. MickyB77   May 15, 2019 at 5:20 am

    What you say wouldn’t stand up in court, it’s hearsay, or red herrings.
    The rest, is your usual clap-trap.
    Have you checked up on the strike at PAH ?
    Unions striking for the benefit, “of the few, not the many”
    Misguided too, about MOMENTUM.
    Sucking up to M Ingall will not get you a promotion either.

  7. durcant   May 15, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Morning mik.
    I can confirm everything I wrote is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
    No sure what the council/cabinet changes have to do with the privatisation of the cleaning contract at PAH.
    Many of these hardworking people live in my ward and as the hospital is also in my ward I feel it’s reasonable to speak up for them.
    We know the difference they make and am proud to support them.
    Enjoy the sunshine.

  8. ronnieboy1   May 16, 2019 at 7:44 am

    whats the new cabinet for? to put pictures of his royal lowness jeremy corbyn in?

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