New Deputy Leader for Wakefield Council
The Leader of Wakefield Council
has confirmed that Cllr Jack Hemingway will join her as the new Deputy Leader.
Cllr Hemingway will also take
on the newly established portfolio of Cabinet Member for Climate Change to help
drive forward the Council’s commitment to become carbon neutral.
Cllr Darren Byford, who was
previously Deputy Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth, is now
the Cabinet Member for this portfolio, filling the post vacated by Cllr
Jeffery. Cllr George Ayre will be his new deputy.
Announcing the new
appointments, Cllr Jeffery said: “I am delighted that Cllr Hemingway is taking
up the post of Deputy Leader and I very much look forward to us working
“I am also pleased that Jack
will be leading the Climate Change portfolio, which has been established to
give our carbon neutral commitment the political support, drive and scrutiny I
believe, something this important, needs.”
Cllr Jeffery has also confirmed
that she will be reviewing some of the existing Cabinet portfolios in the New
Year to ensure that her team is focussed on the key priorities of the Council
and its residents.