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Alan Bradford is Sedgemoor council chairman

CLLR Alan Bradford was sworn in as Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council at its annual meeting with Cllr Mike Facey the new vice-chairman.

The outgoing chairman, Cllr Peter Clayton thanked all councillors for their cross-party support – especially during the pandemic.

The following councillors were named as portfolio holders with their shadow councillors in brackets:

Leader – Cllr Duncan McGinty (Cllr Brian Smedley, Labour; Cllr Bill Revans, Lib Dems)

Deputy leader – Cllr Gill Slocombe (Cllr Kathy Pearce, Labour; Cllr Phil Harvey, Lib Dems)

Inward investment and growth – Cllr Gill Slocombe (Cllr Alex Glassford, Labour; Cllr Mike Murphy, Lib Dems)

Infrastructure and transport – Cllr Mike Caswell (Cllr Leigh Redman, Labour; Cllr Nick Bayliss, Lib Dems)

Customer access and digital delivery – Cllr Lance Duddridge (Cllr Kathy Pearce, Labour; Cllr Lisa Methley, Lib Dems)

Housing – Cllr Andrew Gilling (Cllr Graham Granter, Labour; Cllr Charlie Riches, Lib Dems)

Commercial and asset management – Cllr Mark Healey (Cllr Tony Heywood, Labour; Cllr Phil Harvey, Lib Dems)

Communities and wellbeing – Cllr Janet Keen (Cllr Alexia Bartlett, Labour; Gary Wong, Lib Dems)

The following councillors were named as chairmen and deputy chairmen of committees:

Audit and standards – Cllr Julie Pay (chairman), Cllr Will Human (deputy)

Community scrutiny – Cllr Hilary Bruce (chairman), Cllr Liz Scott (deputy)

Corporate scrutiny – Cllr Brian Smedley (chairman), Cllr Rachael Lilley (deputy)

Development – Cllr Bob Filmer (chairman), Cllr Tony Grimes (deputy)

Grants panel – Cllr Janet Keen (chairman), Cllr Liz Perry (deputy)

Licensing and general purposes – Cllr Polly Costello (chairman), Cllr Barrie Crow (deputy)

Property investment board – Cllr Duncan McGinty (chairman), Cllr Gill Slocombe (deputy)

The political composition of Sedgemoor District Council is: Conservatives 29, Labour 11, Lib Dems 7, Independent 1.

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