New Administration at County Council

A new administration has been formed at Oxfordshire County Council following the elections on 6th May.

The final shape of the council is: Conservative 22 seats; Liberal Democrats 21; Labour 15; Greens 3; Henley Residents Group 1; independent 1.

A total of 32 of the 63 seats are required to form a majority and no one individual party reached this number.  The Liberal Democrat, Labour and Green groups have now agreed to form a new administration.  The new leader of the council is Councillor Liz Leffman.  The deputy leader is Councillor Liz Brighouse (with responsibilities for education, children’s services and youth services).

Other cabinet member appointments are as follows:

Corporate Services: Councillor Glynis Phillips
Community Services and Safety: Councillor Neil Fawcett
Climate Change Delivery and Environment: Councillor Pete Sudbury
Travel and Development Strategy: Councillor Duncan Enright
Highway Maintenance: Councillor Tim Bearder
Public Health and Equality: Councillor Damian Haywood
Finance: Councillor Calum Miller
Adult Social Care: Councillor Jenny Hannaby

The new Chair of the county council will be Councillor John Howson who served as Vice-Chair to the outgoing Chair Councillor Les Sibley.  The new Vice-Chair will be Councillor Susannah Pressel.

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