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Change in administration at Dudley Council

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Dudley Council has a new leader and cabinet following tonight's full council.

Labour’s Councillor Pete Lowe became Leader of Dudley Council after a motion to remove former Conservative leader Councillor Patrick Harley was passed by 37 votes to 35. 


The council’s current make-up is Labour 36, Conservative 35, Independent 1.

Councillor Lowe confirmed Councillor Judy Foster as his deputy, with the following members in his cabinet.

Councillor Qadar Zada, cabinet member for finance

Councillor John Martin, cabinet member for adult social care

Councillor Sue Ridney, cabinet member for children's services

Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member for procurement, transformation and commercialisation

Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for regeneration

Councillor Cathy Bayton, cabinet member for health and wellbeing

Councillor Gaye Partridge, cabinet member for housing

Councillor Keiran Casey, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise

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