The Wokingham Paper

New Executive and shadow Executive announced for Wokingham Borough Council

Charlotte Haitham Taylor
Charlotte Haitham Taylor

AS A RESULT of the recent local elections, which saw deputy leader David Lee and children’s services member Mark Ashwell lose their seats, Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor has reshuffled her team.

In doing so, she has created a new Executive role for regeneration, taking the total number of Executive members up from nine to 10; Executive members are paid an allowance of £10,000 per year on top of their basic allowance of £7,784.


(deputies in brackets):

  • Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor – Leader of the Council
  • Cllr Julian McGhee Sumner – Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Finance and Corporate Resources (Cllr Charles Margetts) Cllr McGhee Sumner is also Wokingham Town Mayor 2018-19
  • Cllr Simon Weeks – Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement
  • Cllr Keith Baker – Executive Member for Highways and Transport (Cllr Anthony Pollock)
  • Cllr Norman Jorgensen – Executive Member for Environment, Leisure and Libraries
  • Cllr Philip Mirfin – Executive Member for Regeneration
  • Cllr Stuart Munro – Executive Member for Business, Economic Development and Strategic Planning (Cllr Wayne Smith)
  • Cllr Richard Dolinski – Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing (Cllr Laura Blumenthal)
  • Cllr Pauline Jorgensen – Executive Member for Housing
  • Cllr Pauline Helliar-Symons – Executive Member for Children’s Services (Cllr Shahid Younis)


(deputies in brackets):

  • Cllr Lindsay Ferris, leader and finance
  • Cllr Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey, deputy leader; highways and transport (Cllr Prue Bray) and planning and enforcement (Cllr Ian Pittock)
  • Cllr David Hare, adult services (Cllr Prue Bray)
  • Cllr Prue Bray, Children’s services (Cllr David Hare)
  • Cllr Clive Jones, Environment, sports, environmental health, leisure and libraries (Cllr Imogen Shepherd-DuBey)
  • Cllr Imogen Shepherd-DuBey, Business and economic development and regeneration (Cllr Ian Pittock)
  • Cllr Ian Pittock, local plan update (Cllr Lindsay Ferris)

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