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)
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.