Changes at the council

June 02 2017

MEET the new chairman and vice chairwoman of South Gloucestershire Council.

MEET the new chairman and vice chairwoman of South Gloucestershire Council.

Councillor Ian Blair (Lib Dem, Yate) was appointed chairman and Councillor Rachael Hunt (Conservative, Emersons Green) appointed vice chair at the council's annual general meeting on May 17.

The chair of council is elected each year and represents the council at civic functions as well as chairing meetings of full council.

The pair take up their posts at the Conservative-run council moves into a new phase, in which it is run by a cabinet, rather than committees. 

Councillor Matthew Riddle is the leader of the council and his deputy is Councillor Toby Savage. Other cabinet members are  Ben Stokes, Jon Hunt, Colin Hunt, Heather Goddard, Erica Williams and John Goddard.