Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Labour Shuffles The Pack At Reading Council

Changes At Reading Council Leadership Team
The Labour Party administration at Reading Borough Council will confirm a reshuffle of lead member positions and revised portfolios at the Annual General Meeting of the council tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd May).

The revised line-up will be as follows:

Leader - Councillor Jo Lovelock
Deputy Leader - Cllr Tony Page

Lead Member Portfolios

  • Adult Social Care - Cllr Tony Jones (replaces Cllr Rachel Eden)
  • Children's Services - Cllr Liz Terry (replaces Cllr Jan Gavin)
  • Corporate & Consumer Services - Cllr Jason Brock (new position)
  • Culture, Heritage & Recreation - Cllr Sarah Hacker (revised portfolio)
  • Education - Cllr Ashley Pearce (replaces Cllr Tony Jones)
  • Health, Wellbeing & Sport - Cllr Graham Hoskin (revised portfolio)
  • Housing - Cllr John Ennis
  • Neighbourhoods & Communities - Cllr Sophia James (revised portfolio, replaces Cllr Liz Terry)
  • Strategic Environment, Planning & Transport - Cllr Tony Page

Committee Chairs

  • Adult Social Care, Children's Services & Education - Cllr David Absolom
  • Housing, Neighbourhoods & Lesiure - Cllr Richard Davies
  • Licensing Committee - Cllr Paul Woodward
  • Planning Committee - Cllr Chris Maskell
  • Strategic Environment, Planning & Transport - Cllr Debs Absolom
  • Transport Management Sub Committee - Cllr Mohammed Ayub

The following other nominations will be made:


  • Mayor - Cllr Deborah Edwards
  • Deputy Mayor - Cllr Paul Woodward

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