Opposition leader unveils her team
Following the elections on 22nd May, Councillor Oonagh Moulton, the Leader of Merton Conservative Group, has announced her shadow cabinet for the forthcoming municipal year.
It sees some new faces join the Conservative frontbench as well as some changes of portfolio. The new Shadow Cabinet is as follows:
Oonagh Moulton – Leader of the Opposition
James Holmes – Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Education
Linda Taylor – Shadow Cabinet Member for Young People
Suzanne Grocott - Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance
David Williams - Shadow Cabinet Member for Community Engagement
David Simpson - Shadow Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement
Janice Howard - Shadow Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Housing
John Bowcott - Shadow Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration
Gilli Lewis-Lavender - Shadow Cabinet Member for Health and Older People
David Dean - Shadow Cabinet Member for Environment
Stephen Crowe - Shadow Cabinet Member for Transport and Parking.
Councillor Oonagh Moulton said: "I am pleased to announce a new Shadow Cabinet which reflects the experience and wide ranging skills of our Conservative Group on Merton Council. As well as welcoming those colleagues who are joining the shadow cabinet for the first time, I would also like to congratulate Councillor James Holmes on his election as Deputy Leader of Merton Conservative Group. Together we will be working hard along with all Conservative councillors to hold the new Labour administration to account on behalf of residents right across the borough."
June 6, 2014