Wakefield Council’s Cabinet members revealed for 2018/19

14/05/2018, PR8800

Wakefield Council’s controlling Labour Group has proposed changes to Cabinet Member positions for 2018/19.

The Cabinet Member positions will stay the same but there are some changes to the Cabinet member assistants.

Cllr Michelle Collins will become the Deputy Cabinet Member for Adults and Health. Cllr Michael Graham will take up post as Deputy Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Cllr Jack Hemmingway will become the Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “I would like to welcome all the new members joining the Cabinet team. We continue to face challenging times but I am confident that this team has the knowledge, enthusiasm and experience needed to serve the district well.”

The full list of proposed Cabinet positions for 2018/19 is:

Leader – Cllr Peter Box
Economic Growth and Regeneration (Deputy Leader) – Cllr Denise Jeffery
Transport and Highways – Cllr Matthew Morley
Culture, Leisure and Sport – Cllr Jacquie Speight
Adults and Health – Cllr Pat Garbutt
Children and Young People – Cllr Margaret Isherwood
Environment and Communities – Cllr Maureen Cummings
Corporate Services – Cllr Les Shaw

The proposed Cabinet Assistants are as follows:
Economic Growth and Regeneration – Cllr Darren Byford
Transport and Highways – Cllr Jessica Carrington
Culture, Leisure and Sport – Cllr George Ayre
Adults and Health – Cllr Michelle Collins
Children and Young People – Cllr Richard Forster
Environment and Communities – Cllr Jack Hemingway
Corporate Services – Cllr Michael Graham

The new Cabinet will be formally approved by Full Council at the Mayor-Making and Annual Council meeting on Thursday 17 May. The meeting will be live-streamed from 11.30am at

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