Lincolnshire County Council executive unveiled in wake of coalition announcement

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The new executive which is in charge of making key decisions for Lincolnshire County Council has been announced in the wake of a coalition being announced.

The Conservatives announced on Thursday last week that they had formed a coalition with the LibDems and Independents after losing control of Lincolnshire County Council.

Today (Wednesday) county council leader Martin Hill (Con) named the members of his new executive.

The executive is responsible for key decisions on the council’s policies. It will be formally confirmed at a meeting of the full council on Friday.

Leader Martin Hill will have the portfolio for policy, finance, property, communications, procurement and commissioning. He will be supported by Marc Jones (Con).

Deputy leader Patricia Bradwell will be responsible for adult care and health services and children’s services. She will be supported by David Brailsford (Con) and Ron Oxby (Con).

Colin Davie (Con) will be responsible for economic development, tourism, environment and planning. He will be supported by Jo Churchill (Con).

Peter Robinson (Con) will be responsible for fire and rescue, emergency planning, trading standards and equality and diversity. He will be supported by Sue Wray (Con).

Richard Davies (Con) will be responsible for highways, transport and IT. He will be supported by Stuart Kinch (Con).

Sue Woolley (Con) will be responsible for NHS liaison and community engagement. She will be supported by Burt Keimach (Con).

Reg Shore (LibDem) will be responsible for waste and recycling. He will be supported by Tony Turner (Con).

Barry Young (Con) will have portfolio for legal, people management and crime reduction, supported by Nigel Pepper (Con).

And Nick Worth (Con) will be responsible for libraries and culture, supported by Stuart Tweedale (Con).

Coun Hill said: “I’m confident we have the right team in place to lead the authority through the next four years. All the members of the new executive are experienced councillors and I’m sure they will rise to the challenges we’ll face over that time.

“Together, we will continue to build upon the good work that has taken place over the last few years, protecting the services our residents value the most.”