Decision details

Update on Appointments

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Leader invited Councillor Tom Harvey, Leader of the Opposition, to advise of changes in appointments to the Shadow Cabinet.


Councillor Pat Bell having recently replaced Councillor Janette Jenkinson as Shadow Cabinet Member (Health, Wellbeing and Financial Resilience Portfolio), Councillor Harvey welcomed Councillor Bell, saying that she would bring a tremendous amount to the group.


The Leader took the opportunity both to welcome Councillor Bell to her first Cabinet meeting and to express, on behalf of Cabinet, thanks to Councillor Jenkinson for her commitment as a Shadow Portfolio Holder over many years.  Councillor Jenkinson had played a great part in offering both support and challenge at Cabinet meetings and her contribution would be missed.


In addition, the Leader referred back to the last meeting of the Cabinet at which approval had been given to the establishment of the Lancaster and South Cumbria Joint Committee and the appointments of himself and Councillor Robin Ashcroft to that Committee (CEX/28 (2020/21) refers).  The Council was also required to appoint a named substitute from its Executive to that Committee and he, therefore, wished to nominate Councillor Jonathan Brook for this role.


There being no dissent, it was


RESOLVED – That Councillor Jonathan Brook be appointed as the Council’s Substitute Member on the Lancaster and South Cumbria Joint Committee.

Publication date: 24/07/2020

Date of decision: 22/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 22/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/08/2020