Birmingham Labour’s Cabinet Rearrangement

Four new faces, four sacked councillors, after Birmingham City Council leader, John Clancy completes his first cabinet reshuffle.

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New cabinet colleagues. Councillors Majid Mahmood, Ian Ward and Waseem Zaffar on election night.

The alleged Butcher of Broad Street, Councillor Stewart Stacey is back.

The Former train driver who once closed Birmingham Golden Mile has found himself back in charge of the city’s transport services after more than a decade. He is taking charge for transport following the reshuffle of cabinet posts on the Labour run council.

On the way out of the council were Councillors Penny Holbrook and John Cotton, following former Lord Mayor Shafique Shah and transport and jobs chief, Tahir Ali.

In replacement were Hodge Hill Councillor, Majid Mahmood who is in charge of a new jobs and skills portfolio. Waseem Zaffar Cllr (East Handsworth and Lozells) will be responsible for transparency, openness and equalities.

Hall Green Councillor and youth champion Kerry Jenkins takes on responsibility for contracts under a new value for money and efficiency portfolio. Lastly, Kings Norton Councillor and former athlete Peter Griffiths will be the new cabinet member for housing.

Some have remained from the previous cabinet, such as Brigid Jones who will be in charge of education and children’s services for the fifth year running. Mosely and Kings Heath Councillor Lisa Trickett will also be staying on the clean streets and environment role two years running.

Mike Sharpe and Barbara Dring will continue to chair the planning and licensing committees individually.

Additional roles are to be appointed in the days ahead including a set of six to eight deputy cabinet members that will be groomed as the next generation of cabinet members.

 

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