Simon Geraghty re-elected as leader of Worcestershire County Council

Simon Geraghty
Simon Geraghty
Published Thursday, 25th May 2017

Councillor Simon Geraghty has been re-elected to be the Leader of Worcestershire County Council.

The Conservative councillor for Worcester – Riverside first became leader of the council in January last year.

Following his re-election at today's Full Council meeting he said: "I would like to thank the members of the council for re-electing me as the Leader of the Council. We are making progress on the challenges we face but there is a lot to do and I am determined to deliver the ambitions that we have set out in our vision for the county, 'Shaping Worcestershire's Future'."

Councillor Geraghty has appointed Adrian Hardman to be his deputy. The Conservative councillor for Bredon will also take on the responsibility for Adult Services in a newly formed Cabinet.

Other Cabinet appointments announced today were:

  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Children and Families – Councillor Andy Roberts
  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills – Councillor Marcus Hart
  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Health and Well Being – Councillor John Smith
  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities – Councillor Lucy Hodgson
  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Transformation and Commissioning – Councillor Karen May
  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment – Councillor Tony Miller
  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure – Councillor Ken Pollock
  • Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways – Councillor Alan Amos

On announcing his new Cabinet Councillor Geraghty said: "In selecting my new Cabinet I was keen to have a team that combines experience with some fresh ideas. I believe this team does exactly that and I am looking forward to working with them to deliver our ambitions for the county and ensure that we provide good value for money services." 

The new Chairman of Worcestershire County Council is to be Anne Hingley, councillor for St Barnabas in Kidderminster. Councillor Brandon Clayton, the member for Redditch North is to be the new Vice Chairman.