Leader elect announces her proposed Cabinet

Tue, 20/12/2016

The Leader Elect of Westminster City Council, Cllr Nickie Aiken, has announced details of the colleagues that will form her first Cabinet, ahead of their expected formal appointment on 25 January 2017.

Cllr Aiken has set out nine Cabinet posts in addition to the Leader, many of which are a change from the current portfolios, as well as a new Chairman of Planning and a new Chairman of Licensing.

The details of the proposed Cabinet are as follows:

  • Leader of the Council, Cllr Nickie Aiken
  • Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage: Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL
  • Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Public Health: Cllr Heather Acton
  • Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm: Cllr Daniel Astaire
  • Cabinet Member for City Transport, Highways and Parking: Cllr Danny Chalkley
  • Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing: Cllr Antonia Cox
  • Cabinet Member for Environment, Sports and Community: Cllr David Harvey
  • Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People: Cllr Richard Holloway
  • Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services: Cllr Tim Mitchell
  • Cabinet Member for Housing: Cllr Rachael Robathan
  • Chairman of Planning: Cllr Richard Beddoe
  • Chairman of Licensing: Cllr Angela Harvey

Leader Elect, Cllr Aiken, said: “Following lengthy discussions with the current Cabinet and other colleagues over the past few weeks, I want everyone to know what my plans are so that we can hit the ground running in 2017 and continue our preparations for a very smooth transition when Full Council meets on 25 January 2017 to formally vote for a new Leader.

“I would like to thank all my current colleagues for their enormous contribution to Westminster. I am very much looking forward to working with my new Cabinet, particularly the Deputy Leader who is expected to take on an important, new and vital place making role. In order to deliver a City for All we are absolutely committed to improving people’s lives for the better as part of our role as custodians and advocates for this special and unique place.”

Last updated: 26 January 2017
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