A Strong Liberal Democrat Group to Fight Back across Gloucestershire


A strong team of Liberal Democrat County Councillors who will work hard for the residents of the county and also keep a close eye on those decisions being made by a Conservative administration where there is no overall control has today been announced by re-elected Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (LD: Kingsholm & Wotton).

Cllr. Hilton said: “Following the Liberal Democrat County Group’s Annual General Meeting held on Friday 15th May 2015, I’m pleased to announce that our strong team of Shadow Cabinet Members are as follows:

Finance & Change – Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson (LD: Bourton-on-the-Water)

Long-Term Care – Cllr. David Brown (LD: Barnwood & Hucclecote)

Older People – Cllr. Klara Sudbury (LD: Charlton Park & College)

Children & Young People and Strategic Commissioning – Cllr. Joe Harris (LD: Cirencester Park)

Highways and Flood – Cllr. Bill Whelan (LD: Churchdown)

Fire, Planning and Infrastructure – Cllr. John Cordwell (LD: Wotton-under-Edge)

Public Health and Communities – Cllr. Iain Dobie (LD: Leckhampton & Warden Hill)

“I look forward to working alongside them all with Cllr. Iain Dobie who I’m delighted will again be serving as Deputy Leader. Despite our recent knock-backs, I’m confident that with a strong team of local county councillors we will continue to work hard to strengthen the local economy, fix the roads and protect the most vulnerable across Gloucestershire all the way through to the county elections in 2017”.

The Deputy Leader, Cllr. Dobie also said: "The recent national and local election results make it more important than ever to field a well-led, challenging and effective opposition team. I am confident that the Liberal Democrats, who are the prime opposition party at the County Council, have such a team."


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