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Leader unveils new Cabinet team at Lichfield District Council

The new Cabinet at Lichfield District Council has been unveiled.

Lichfield District Council House
Lichfield District Council House

Only two members of the previous leadership – Cllr Elizabeth Little and Cllr Ashley Yeates – will continue at the top table of the local authority, although Cllr Iain Eadie and Cllr Andy Smith have previously held Cabinet posts.

The new leader of the Conservative-led council, Cllr Doug Pullen, has instead opted to shuffle the pack and appoint:

  • Cllr Iain Eadie – Economic Growth, Investment and Tourism
  • Cllr Angela Lax – Legal and Regulatory Services
  • Cllr Elizabeth Little – Recycling and Leisure
  • Cllr Andy Smith – Customer Service and Innovation
  • Cllr Rob Strachan – Finance and Procurement
  • Cllr Ashley Yeates – Communities and Housing
Doug Pullen
Doug Pullen

Cllr Pullen – who has replaced Cllr Mike Wilcox as leader – said the new leadership team would have “a real impact” on the district.

He said: “This is a capable, diverse Cabinet who have each proven themselves extremely able in their relevant fields.

“I’m confident that we have the right mix of talents, knowledge, skills and life experiences to make a real impact in the coming four years.”

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3 Comments

  1. Steve

    15th May, 2019 at 7:12 am

    I wish Doug and the new team all the best, I hope that they make a positive change to Lichfield and Burntwood.

    Hopefully, there will also be a review of some of the council deaprtments. The planning department is not fit for purpose. I have spoken to their staff on a number of occassions and been disappointed everytime I have spoken to them.

    They do not look at the implications of their decisions. Developers and builders seem to be in charge of the process and know they can do whatever they want. Deliver poor quality developments, very cheaply. Then leave and not have any responsibility of the consequences of the developments.

  2. Friend

    16th May, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Steve sounds like a bitter labour supporter to me. The Planning Department is very good with dedicated staff. Stop with the backbiting silliness and concentrate on what really matters. If you can do better, apply to be a councillor to influence decisions, or is it a case of ‘been there already’?

  3. Michel Souris

    16th May, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Didn’t we read before the election that Eadie and Smith were so busy? I hope that they can make time for these onerous roles.

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