A NEW Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council has been announced.
Alan White, the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing has been selected to replace Ian Parry, who stepped down last month after seven years in the role.
Alan represents ‘Lichfield Rural East’ which includes homes to the West and North of Tamworth.
Philip Atkins, Leader of the Council, said:
“During his time on Cabinet, Alan has brought great clarity and vision to the hugely complex and challenging area of health and social care and has a great passion to make the lives of Staffordshire people better ones.
“I have no doubt he will bring this drive and enthusiasm to his new role as Deputy Leader and will play a key role in delivering a stronger and even more effective county council.”
Alan, who represents Lichfield Rural East, will continue to lead on health and social care as part of his new role as Deputy Leader and said:
“I came into politics to do what I can to improve the lives of the people I represent, whether that is through better employment, better education or better health.
“I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with like-minded colleagues at the county council and although the former Deputy Leader Ian Parry is undoubtedly going to be a tough act to follow, I am delighted colleagues have put their trust in me by selecting me for this role.”
Alan was elected as deputy leader by members of the Conservative group. The responsibilities and roles of the full new cabinet will be confirmed by the Leader of the County Council in due course.