The new leader of Hull City Council and cabinet has been formally agreed at today’s full council meeting.
Councillor Daren Hale was elected as leader earlier this week by the ruling Labour group, which has been ratified today.
Councillor Hester Bridges has taken up the deputy seat, and will remain chair of Health & Wellbeing Board, also taking responsibility for parks, leisure, and Active Hull.
A number of new cabinet members and portfolios have also been confirmed today as follows:
- Councillor John Black – housing and homelessness
- Councillor Shane McMurray – children’s services
- Councillor Aneesa Akbar – Communities, libraries, area teams, taxis and licensing, liaising with BAME communities, gipsy and travellers
- Councillor Rosie Nicola – environment, climate change, open spaces, waste management
- Councillor Rosemary Pantelakis – corporate services, museums, cultural assets
- Councillor Phil Webster – legal and finance
- Councillor Gwen Lunn – adult services and public protection
- Councillor Dean Kirk – highways, roads, rivers, parking, flooding
All posts will start with immediate effect.
A full list of all councillors is available on the Hull City Council website.