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New leader and cabinet named

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A new executive cabinet team has been unveiled at Dudley Council including a new leader.

Councillor Patrick Harley was named leader of the council at a meeting of the full council last night (Thursday).
Councillor David Vickers is now deputy leader of the cabinet.
Councillor Qadar Zada is leader of the opposition, with Councillor Judy Foster, deputy leader.

Cabinet in full
Councillor Patrick Harley - Leader
Councillor David Vickers - deputy leader, partnerships and best practice
Councillor Nicolas Barlow - health and adult social care
Councillor Ruth Buttery - children and young people
Councillor Simon Phipps - procurement, transformation and commercialisation
Councillor Karen Shakespeare - environmental, highways and street services
Councillor Steve Clark - finance and legal services
Councillor Angus Lees - west midlands combined authority
Councillor Laura Taylor - housing, communities and residents welfare
Councillor Ian Kettle - regeneration and enterprise

Shadow cabinet in full
Councillor Qadar Zada - group leader
Councillor Judy Foster - deputy group leader
Councillor Sue Ridney - children and young people
Councillor Keiran Casey - communities
Councillor Pete Lowe - finance, council sustainability and transformation
Councillor Cathy Bayton - health and adult social care
Councillor John Martin - highways and environment
Councillor Shaukat Ali - housing and residents’ welfare
Councillor Bec Gentle - partnerships, commercial and best practice
Councillor Khurshid Ahmed - regeneration, planning and economic investment

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