EXCLUSIVE: Tameside Council’s new cabinet take shape

THE MAKE-UP of Tameside Council’s new executive cabinet when Cllr Ged Cooney takes charge is believed to have been decided. 

The Droylsden West representative is set to be rubber stamped as Cllr Brenda Warrington’s replacement after she stepped down hours before the Labour group’s AGM.

And The Correspondent has learned who is likely to occupy the key roles once the new regime becomes official.

Cllr Ged Cooney

Some roles have different titles, like Cllr Bill Fairfoull being likely to be named Deputy with Children and Families.

It is believed Cllr Jacqueline North will be First Deputy with Finance, Resources and Transformation.

Other jobs thought to have been given out include the Transport and Planning role handed to Cllr Jan Jackson, with Cllr Dave Sweeton set to take the Business and Employment position.

Cllr David Sweeton is set to be named exec member for business and employment

This title also believes the other main positions in Cllr Cooney’s administration will look like:

Cllr John Taylor

Adult Social Care: Cllr John Taylor

Cllr Denise Ward

Environmental Services: Cllr Denise Ward

Cllr Eleanor Wills

Health: Cllr Eleanor Wills

Cllr Leanne Feeley

Education and Achievement: Cllr Leanne Feeley

Cllr Vimal Choksi MBE

Town Centres, Communities, Corporate Land, Assets: Cllr Vimal Choksi MBE

Cllr Joe Kitchen

Chair of Council Business: Cllr Joe Kitchen

Cllr Cooney was named as leader of Tameside Council’s Labour group on Sunday after opting to challenge Cllr Warrington, who had been leader for four-and-a-half years.

His role as Executive Leader of Tameside Council is likely to be confirmed at Tuesday’s AGM.

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