Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 May 2023
NUNEATON and Bedworth’s Tory-led borough Council have officially reappointed their cabinet members for the next twelve months – with no changes to the membership.
The cabinet for 2023 to 2024 was decided in a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday (17 May) by the ruling Conservatives, who gained control of the Council back in May last year.
Coun. Kristofer Wilson remains as Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, whilst Coun. Clare Golby will continue to serve as the Deputy Leader.
Each cabinet member takes responsibility for specific services that the Council provide to residents in both Nuneaton and the neighbouring town of Bedworth respectively.
The portfolios are as follows:
- Coun. Kristofer Wilson (Whitestone) – Business and Regeneration
- Coun. Clare Golby (Arbury) – Housing and Communities
- Coun. Samuel Croft (Galley Common) – Finance and Corporate
- Coun. Sue Markham (Poplar) – Public Services
- Coun. Julian Gutteridge (Whitestone) – Health and Environment
- Coun. Richard Smith (Bulkington) – Planning and Regulation
In the same cabinet meeting, the newly-appointed Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the borough were installed for the forthcoming civic year.
The Mayor, Councillor Martin Walsh, will carry out ceremonial duties in his position as ‘First Citizen’ of the borough, as well as helping to chair the council meetings.
In addition, Councillor Brian Hammersley, of the Bede ward, has been named as the Deputy Mayor for the next twelve months.
Kris Wilson, Council Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: “The Conservative administration is committed to getting on with the job that we were elected to do back in 2021 and 2022.
“That is to improve services for residents in Nuneaton and Bedworth, transform our towns, restore civic pride and run an efficient Council.
“As we enter our third year in office, we always knew that turning around our borough would be like turning an oil tanker around at sea. But, we are making improvements for residents and delivering on the priorities of the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth.
“The Cabinet are all getting on with the job and I know that the best team is championing the interests of our area.”
Commenting on the new mayoralty and his recently-launched charity appeal, he further added: “Coun. Martin Walsh will make an outstanding Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth.
“I am delighted that his chosen charity, Zoë’s Place, will be helping the most vulnerable in our society and will make a difference to those who need it most. I’m sure that residents will dig deep and support this fantastic charity.”