Liberal Democrats announce their shadow executive

THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS doubled their number of councillors in May’s local elections, going from eight to 16.

This has been reflected in a shake-up of its team on Wokingham Borough Council.

As the Conservatives main opposition, they have the opportunity to create a shadow executive. A number of councillors take on dual portfolios, while some of the new intake have a chance to settle in before taking up duties.

Cllr Lindsay Ferris remains leader with Cllr Clive Jones as his deputy.

The team was announced at the annual council meeting held at Shute End on Wednesday, May 22.

The new shadow executive

  • Highways & Transport: Cllr Paul Fishwick
  • Adults Services & Wellbeing: Cllr David Hare
  • Children’s Services: Cllr Prue Bray
  • Environment, Sports & Leisure: Cllr Clive Jones
  • Finance & Corporate Resources: Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
  • Housing Numbers: Cllr Ian Pittock
  • Social Housing: Cllr Prue Bray
  • Business and Economic Development: Cllr Clive Jones
  • Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration: Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
  • Planning and Enforcement: Cllr Rachelle Shepherd-Dubey
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity: Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
  • Arts, Culture & Libraries: Cllr Sarah Kerr
  • Voluntary Sector: Cllr Caroline Smith
  • Local Plan: Cllr Ian Pittock

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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