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Friday 10 April 2009

New Deputy Voted in at Cheshire East Annual Meeting

New Deputy Voted in at Cheshire East Annual Meeting

Cheshire East Council has a new deputy leader. Brian Silvester, who represents Rope Ward in Crewe, is now second in command to Leader Wesley Fitzgerald.

Councillor Silvester, the Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities, took up his position at the first annual meeting of Cheshire East Council, which was held at Tatton Park, Knutsford, on Thursday 2 April.

Of his election, Councillor Silvester says: "I am delighted and honoured to be elected the first Deputy Leader of the new Council. I look forward to working with the Leader, councillors and officers to make Cheshire East one of the best councils in the country. It is a challenge that I will relish."

The Council's 10-strong Cabinet membership was also approved as follows:

Leader - Wesley Fitzgerald
Adult Services - Roland Domleo
Children and Family Services - Paul Findlow
Environmental Services - David Brickhill
Health and Wellbeing - Andrew Knowles
Performance and Capacity - David Brown
Procurement, Assets and Shared Services - Peter Mason
Prosperity - Jamie Macrae
Resources - Frank Keegan
Safer and Stronger Communities - Brian Silvester

Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald says: "We've confirmed the team to lead the Council over the next year following our period as a shadow authority. I now look forward to delivering improved services over the next 12 months in this new era of local government for Cheshire East."

The Annual Council also agreed a timetable of meetings which will see full Council meetings in 2009 at different venues across the Borough on Thursday evenings at 6pm on 23 July and 2pm on 15 October and 17 December. Cabinet meetings will be held monthly on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm.

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