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SWT makes final year appointments at Annual Council

25 May 2022 : Council news

The Annual Meeting of Somerset West and Taunton Council was held on Tuesday, 24 May, when Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey was elected as Chair of the Council for its final year, with Cllr Richard Lees as Vice-Chair.

Cllr Sue Buller was elected Chair of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee and Cllr Libby Lisgo as Chair of the Community Scrutiny Committee.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, announced some changes to the Executive: -

Cllr Derek Perry – Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Sports, Parks and Leisure, and Phosphates.

Cllr Benet Allen – Portfolio Holder for Communications and Corporate Resources.

Cllr Chris Booth – Portfolio Holder for Community.

Cllr Dixie Darch – Portfolio Holder for Climate Change.

Cllr Caroline Ellis – Portfolio Holder for Culture.

Cllr Mike Rigby – Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Assets, Planning and Transportation.

Cllr Fran Smith – Portfolio Holder for Housing.

Cllr Andy Sully – Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services.

Cllr Sarah Wakefield – Portfolio Holder for Local Government Reorganisation.

SWT will remain a sovereign council until 31 March 2023.  From 1 April 2023, a single unitary council will be responsible for services that are currently delivered by the county and four district councils.