councillor becomes Vice Chairman of County Council
Burnham-On-Sea councillor has been elected as Vice Chairman of Somerset
County Council this week.
Burridge-Clayton, who was re-elected in the Burnham North ward earlier
this month, has been chosen for the county role.
David Fothergill was elected Leader of the council at the council's
Annual General Meeting on Wednesday (May 24th). He he announced
that Cllr David Hall is to continue in the role of Deputy Leader.
William Wallace was elected to the post of Chairman of the Council
and Burnham's Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton becomes the Vice Chairman.
appointments were proposed by the Conservative Group and unanimously
supported by councillors at the meeting.
county councillor John Woodman has joined the County Council's cabinet,
overseeing Highways and Transport.
Fothergill announced his full Cabinet and their areas of responsibility,
who are as follows:
and Transport Cllr John Woodman
Finance and Economic Development Cllr David Hall
Adult Social Care Cllr David Huxtable
Children and Families Cllr Frances Nicholson
Corporate and Community Services Cllr Anna Groskop
Public Health and Well-Being Cllr Christine Lawrence
Strategy and Customers and Communities Cllr David Fothergill
new Leader also announced that he will be introducing four Junior
Cabinet Member posts. These will support their Cabinet Members,
develop policy and lead on specific areas within the portfolio.