17 May Meet Essex County Council’s new cabinet
A new-look Cabinet was unveiled at Essex County Council’s Full Council this week along with almost £5 million extra funding for pothole and highways repairs.
The new-look Cabinet
Cllr Kevin Bentley will continue in his role as Deputy Leader, but will take on a new and larger Infrastructure portfolio, which now includes highways. Cllr Bentley will continue to lobby for infrastructure investment that can drive economic growth.
Cllr Gagan Mohindra will take on the new portfolio of Economic Development, which includes housing, in his first senior Cabinet role.
Cllr Dick Madden remains responsible for Children and Families.
Cllr John Spence retains Health and Adult Social Care.
Cllr Ray Gooding continues in Education, but will now take on additional responsibility for skills to ensure the county has a workforce equipped for the future.
Cllr Simon Walsh continues in his role as Environment and Waste portfolio holder.
Cllr Louise McKinlay retains finance, but gains additional responsibility for traded and commercial services to help the council increase its income.
Cllr Susan Barker keeps the Customer portfolio, in charge of libraries, but gains responsibility for corporate services.
Cllr Sue Lissimore takes on the new Culture and Communities portfolio.