Teresa O’Neill is set to be re-elected as leader of Bexley Council for another four years.

Cllr O’Neill has been nominated to be leader of the council following the elections earlier this month.

A new look cabinet has seen a reshuffle on portfolios, with councillors David Leaf and Louie French set to join the town hall’s top team.

The new deputy leader of the council will be cllr French, who will also take over as cabinet member for growth – a big job considering the council’s ambitious growth programme that will see thousands of new homes built.

Cllr Leaf will take on a new role as cabinet member for resources – looking after the council’s cash.

Cllr Brad Smith is set to continue as the member in charge of adult’s services, whilst cllr Philip Read will continue on as member for children’s services.

Communities will now be headed up by cllr Alex Sawyer, who was part of the previous cabinet looking after transport.

Cllr John Fuller is set to continue on as the lead member for education whilst Peter Craske, who headed up community safety, environment and leisure during the last council, will now be the member for new portfolio places.

Transport, traffic and planning will come under Cllr Craske’s remit, should this all be given the greenlight as expected at a meeting next week.

Parks and open spaces, a contentious issue in Bexley following on from local campaign groups to protect green spaces from developments during the last council, will also be part of Cllr Craske’s new portfolio.

Nominations from other members for positions can be put forward during a meeting on May 23.