Anna elected leader of Torridge Council

18 returning and 18 newly elected Councillors were invited on Monday to elect a new leader and fill other key positions across the Council’s decision making bodies. This included chair and vice chair of the Council as well as the chairs and vice chairs of committees.

One of the key outcomes from the night was the decision by Councillors to once again elect a female to the role of leader with returning Hartland Ward Member – Councillor Anna Dart voted in. Milton and Tamarside Councillor Ken James was voted in as deputy leader.

Newly elected Leader of Torridge District Council – Councillor Anna Dart said:

“I am extremely grateful for all the support I have received both from my ward constituents at the election and from my fellow Councillors in choosing me as their new Leader. I am overwhelmed with the backing I’ve received but I am ready to rise to the challenge and as far as I and my fellow Councillors are concerned we now move forward with a positive outlook to make Torridge a better place for our residents, businesses and visitors. I’m very much looking forward to the challenge.”

Other posts decided at Full Council included the following chair and vice chair positions:

Chair of the Council – Councillor David Brenton
Vice Chair of the Council – Councillor Peter Christie

Chair Community and Resources Committee – Councillor Robert Hicks
Vice Chair Community and Resources Committee – Councillor Dermot McGeough

Chair Plans Committee – Councillor Chris Leather
Vice Chair Plans Committee – Councillor Margaret Brown

Chair Audit and Governance Committee – Councillor Philip Hackett
Vice Chair Audit and Governance Committee – Councillor Claire Hodson

Chair Internal Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Councillor Peter Watson
Vice Chair Internal Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Councillor Peter Hames

Chair External Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Councillor Philip Pennington
Vice Chair External Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Councillor Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin

Chair Licensing Committee – Councillor Ken James
Vice Chair Licensing Committee – Councillor Jamie McKenzie

Chair Standards Committee – Councillor Nick Laws
Vice Chair Standards Committee – Councillor Giuseppe Rossi

 

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