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Cabinet reshuffle after councillor's bid to become Bromley Council leader fails
A CABINET reshuffle is on the cards after an unsuccessful challenge for the leadership of Bromley Council.
Councillor Ernest Noad lost his bid to take over from Cllr Stephen Carr as the council leader at the beginning of this month and he is now set to lose his position as the education portfolio holder.
Cllr Noad had held the post for six years but it is now to be given to Copers Cope ward councillor Stephen Wells.
Other changes at the council include a new planning sub-committee chairman, Cllr Simon Fawthrop (Petts Wood) and a new chairman for the education scrutiny committee: former teacher Cllr Nicholas Bennett (West Wickham).
Addressing the Conservative group, leader Stephen Carr said: “By continuing to listen and respond as we do, I believe we can move forward with a hugely exciting and innovative agenda.
“Notwithstanding the budgetary pressures, we are in a very strong position to see through the remaining life of this council and deliver our vision to build a better Bromley.”
As the largest party in Bromley, the Conservative group’s proposals are expected to be ratified at the council annual general meeting on Wednesday.