Press Release: Cabinet changes at Crawley Borough Council

A new Cabinet has been appointed at Crawley Borough Council.

Following the retirement of former councillor Stephen Joyce, Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, has chosen a new Deputy Leader, Cabinet member for Housing and Cabinet member for Public Protection and Community Engagement.

The full changes are:

Councillor Peter Smith becomes Deputy Leader of the Council
Councillor Michael Jones moves from Public Protection and Community Engagement to the Housing portfolio
Councillor Brenda Smith becomes Cabinet member for Public Protection and Community Engagement.

The council’s Cabinet is:

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council
Councillor Peter Smith, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development
Councillor Michael Jones, Cabinet member for Housing
Councillor Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing
Councillor Andrew Skudder, Cabinet member for Wellbeing
Councillor Brenda Smith, Cabinet member for Public Protection and Community Engagement
Councillor Geraint Thomas, Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability.

Councillor Lamb said: “This is an administration dedicated to delivering for the town on the commitments we have made to the voters, and that means having the right team at the top. With this reshuffle I’m confident that we have the right people in the right posts to meet residents’ ambitions for Crawley.

“I’d like to offer my thanks to Stephen Joyce for all his support as Deputy Leader. He leaves the council with one of the strongest track records on delivering affordable housing of any housing portfolio holder in the country.”

The first Cabinet meeting of the new council year will be on Wednesday 27 June.

For more information on the council’s Cabinet visit www.crawley.gov.uk/democracy

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